Does the White House ‘Micromanage’ the Military? Here’s What Gen. Martin Dempsey Thinks

Kate Scanlon
The Daily Signal
1/11/2015

On Fox News Sunday, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey was asked if he agrees with the president’s recent statement that threat of terrorism from Afghanistan is gone.

“The chairman of the Joint Chiefs, as the senior military leader of the nation, tends to be rather cautious and careful,” said Dempsey. “And he tends to be a little paranoid. You know, terrorism can ebb and flow. It may not be there now, but it could be there tomorrow…. Terrorism flows where instability lurks.”…

…“If you asked me if I’m being micromanaged, I don’t know, I better go ask the White House before I answer the question,” joked Dempsey…

 

 

The complete article, with video of a portion of the interview, is at The Daily Signal.

 

 

 

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