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What does the coming turnover in US #military leadership portend? @DWBarno76 & @norabensahel explain.

What does the coming turnover in US #military leadership portend? @DWBarno76 & @norabensahel explain.

On July 9, the Senate Armed Services Committee will hold a confirmation hearing for General Joseph Dunford, who has been nominated to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Dunford’s hearing should not be contentious, but it will mark the beginning of a little-noticed but incredibly significant change: the impending and near-total departure of the nation’s senior military team. Between now and the end of September, five of the seven four-star service and joint chiefs will step down from their positions and be replaced by new leaders. The chiefs of the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps will exit in September along with both the chairman and vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. By the same time next year, the chiefs of the Air Force and National Guard Bureau will depart as well, and the nation’s entire four-star military leadership in Washington will be made up...

Full article: http://warontherocks.com/2015/06/the-new-chiefs-in-town/

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