- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 7, 2016

GOP nominee Donald Trump has won a coveted salute: Eighty-eight retired U.S. generals and admirals have endorsed him, their support revealed in a letter made public Tuesday.

“The 2016 election affords the American people an urgently needed opportunity to make a long-overdue course correction in our national security posture and policy,” noted the top brass. “As retired senior leaders of America’s military, we believe that such a change can only be made by someone who has not been deeply involved with, and substantially responsible for, the hollowing out of our military and the burgeoning threats facing our country around the world.”

They were essentially organized by Maj. Gen. Sidney Shachnow, a Holocaust survivor who served with the Green Berets for three decades and was eventually commanding general of U.S. Army Special Forces Command Airborne.

Mr. Trump, the general says, “has the temperament to be commander in chief.”

The nominee in turn advises, “We can only make America great again if we ensure our military remains the finest fighting force in the world, and that’s exactly what I will do as president.”

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