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Joint Chiefs Chairman Dempsey to retired military: Time to STFU about politics

Good for the chairman of the Joint Chiefs: And one of the things that marks us as a profession in a democracy, in our form of democracy, that’s most important is that we remain apolitical. . . . That’s how we maintain our bond and trust with the American people.

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Good for the chairman of the Joint Chiefs:

And one of the things that marks us as a profession in a democracy, in our form of democracy, that’s most important is that we remain apolitical. . . . That’s how we maintain our bond and trust with the American people.

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com.

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