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By James A. Lyons Jr.
The president has shifted alliance from friend to enemy
Topic - John F. Kelly
Pogo, the possum-philosopher from the Okefenokee Swamp of the comics page, got it right: "We have met the enemy, and he is us."
A four-star Marine general laments an American public that cannot comprehend why young Marines sacrifice their lives to defend the country.
Automatic defense spending cuts will force the U.S. military to curtail training for Latin American allies who combat drug traffickers, the commander of U.S. Southern Command said Wednesday.
What they are missing, what they will also never understand, is the sense of commitment, joy, and honor of serving one’s country in uniform,” Gen. Kelly said Saturday at the New York City Leatherneck Celebration Ball.
“This is not a criticism, but those with less of a sense of service to the nation will never understand it when men and women of character step forward and look danger and adversity straight in the eye, and refuse to blink or give ground even to their own deaths,” said Marine Gen. John F. Kelly, a former enlisted man who rose to the armed forces’ rarefied air as head of U.S. Southern Command.