Our new column for Examiner.com looks at military support for President Obama's revised missile defense system for Europe. Despite clear flaws in the plan, Defense Secretary Robert Gates and members of the JCS have voiced strong support. In another era, a principled service chief (or other senior officer) would probably step down in protest, but times have clearly changed--and not for the better.
As we observe, doing the honorable thing requires (on occasion) that a general sacrifice his career and fight against terrible policies in other arenas. The lack of resignations following the missile defense announcement is both telling and disturbing.