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Navy secretary fired over SEAL controversy says he was ordered to violate "sacred oath"

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Trump's Navy Secretary Richard Spencer said he was fired in the controversy over a Navy SEAL because the president gave him an order he couldn't 'in good conscience' carry out. This follows a dispute beginning when the president reversed the Navy's demotion of Edward Gallagher, who was convicted of posing for a photo with a dead ISIS fighter in Iraq. Gallagher was also accused of murdering a prisoner of war, but was acquitted of that charge.

Navy vs. Edward Gallagher has now turned into a fiasco with conflicting accounts of why the Navy secretary had to go, reports CBS's David Martin. Defense Secretary Mark Esper, said he fired Spencer 'after losing trust and confidence in him regarding his lack of candor.'

Spencer was fired a day after denying reports he might resign over the Gallagher affair. 'I have not threatened to resign. I am here, I work at the pleasure of the president.'

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Given that this is a government issue, sacred should have nothing to do with it. Unfortunately, it is at the heart of it because the belief of almost everyone in or associated with the US military that they are defending both the nation and its Constitution is based on faith, because the facts strongly indicate the military is dedicated to recruiting enemies and violating the Constitution, plus giving the civilian Feds justification for violating the Constitution via the "Patriot" Act, riders in the National "Defense" Authorization Act, and other legislation.

Spencer's protest is both self-justification and propaganda that the military establishment comprises "the good guys (and gals)".

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Thank you for the insightful comment!

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