Before excerpting the above-titled article, I have to link to an article by Sally Zelikovsky writing at American Thinker: National Review and Pooh.
On the other end of the spectrum but the same topic, here are Karin McQuillan and Carol Greenwald, also writing at American Thinker:
When Hillary Clinton’s media tried to make Trump’s crude sexual banter the centerpiece of the last debate, Trump pivoted to national security and once again said how proud he is to be backed by 200 generals and admirals.
These are among America’s finest, bravest, most admirable men. Seventeen medal of honor winners endorsed Trump. So did fifteen brigadier generals, thirty-four major generals, eighteen lieutenant generals, forty-one rear admirals, six vice-admirals, and three 4 star generals and admirals.
Such men do not put their names down for a candidate and a cause without serious thought.
This is what they signed their names to on the choice between Hillary and Trump:
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. 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.
For this reason, we support Donald Trump’s candidacy to be our next Commander-in-Chief.
For the past eight years, America’s armed forces have been subjected to a series of ill-considered and debilitating budget cuts, policy choices and combat operations that have left the superb men and women in uniform less capable of performing their vital missions in the future than we require them to be.
Simultaneously, enemies of this country have been emboldened, sensing weakness and irresolution in Washington and opportunities for aggression at our expense and that of other freedom-loving nations.
Read more: American Thinker
Image credit: American Thinker / Harry Truman congratulates Hershel Williams on being awarded the Medal of Honor, 5 October 1945.