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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Dec 2018 12:13 p.m. PST

"In the summer and fall of 1949, hearings of the House Armed Services Committee crackled with tension as U.S. Navy admirals went before Congress to defy their civilian leadership. America and its allies stood transfixed as a parade of famous admirals demonstrated fierce opposition to service unification, displayed hostility and contempt for the civilian leaders of the Defense Department, and condemned cuts made to the Navy budget. Unsettling headlines such as "The Navy Boils Over" and "Bradley Accuses Admirals of Open Rebellion" drifted through the nation's newspapers for weeks.[1] Known as The Revolt of the Admirals, this episode has been described as "the most flagrant challenge ever hurled by top-ranking American military men at the civilian leadership of the United States…."
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darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP12 Dec 2018 12:42 p.m. PST

Any use of that quote that isn't Sallah-related is a travesty.

Dn Jackson12 Dec 2018 10:28 p.m. PST

The story that the author misses is that, "the most flagrant challenge ever hurled by top-ranking American military men at the civilian leadership of the United States….", consisted of the admirals talking and leaking memos. In other countries a 'revolt against civilian control' ends with soldiers taking over various nodes of power; TV stations, radio stations, government buildings, etc.

We are truly blessed by the country our ancestors built.

Legion 413 Dec 2018 7:39 a.m. PST

Agreed ! There is more chance of aliens landing on the WH lawn than a military revolt in the USA.

Personal logo The Virtual Armchair General Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Dec 2018 10:53 a.m. PST

And the Navy was right to keep itself distinct and not risk becoming an adjunct of the Army!



Murvihill14 Dec 2018 4:02 p.m. PST

I think we need more admirals willing to resign to make a point.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Dec 2018 8:12 p.m. PST



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