"...do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic..."

"For the good of the Air Force, for the good of the armed services and for the good of our country, I urge you to reject convention and careerism..."
- Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Maxwell AFB, April 21, 2008

"You will need to challenge conventional wisdom and call things like you see them to subordinates and superiors alike."
- Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, United States Air Force Academy, March 4, 2011

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Rick Rynearson on Refusing Unlawful Military Orders

Current events demonstrate how important it is for military officers to consider what unlawful military orders might look like (for the very rare military officer who has the character to put the rights of American citizens over their own personal interests and careers) and to brace themselves for doing their duty.

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