Updated: Oct 25, 2022
Does the USA army work for the President ? Can the President use the army for his own personal interest ? Do citizens of the United States have any rights for protection by the military ? These questions are on the minds of most Americans as our military deserts its citizens against a hostile force .
The Second Continental Congress founded the Army in 1775; it is the oldest service of the United States military. Originally it was formed to protect the freedom of the first 13 colonies. According to Military.com, "The Army exists to serve the American people, defend the nation, protect vital national interests and fulfill national military responsibilities".
What happens when the military will lose troops protecting its citizens, at what point should it desert those civilians , for whose protection it claims is the reason for its existence ?
Should it just desert them at this point ?
Where It All Begin ?
The USA military’s “no man left behind” policy can be traced back to the French and Indian War (1754 – 1763 ) . One policy was to make sure that every single member of the Rangers was accounted for post-battle. Members of the Rangers went on to lead the First Continental Army during America’s Revolutionary War, and their “No man left behind” motto became a central fixture of U.S. military protocol.
The U.S. military has made a sacred commitment to leave no one behind on the battlefield. This ethos is even embedded in the Airman’s Creed (“I will never leave an airman behind”) and the Soldier’s Creed (“I will never leave a fallen comrade”).
The question to ask is -----
What is the purpose of the military ?
Presently, our system of governance, is where the people elect their representatives . The power of the representatives come from the people and for the good of the people. In other countries , the people exist to the satisfaction and for the will of their leader, Civilians are expendable.
In the Southern District Court of New York, a case was just postponed until September 27, 2021. An accusation for crimes of narco-terrorism weighs on the Major General Clíver Alcalá Cordones , formulated on March 26, 2020.
The accusations against Alcalá Cordones are part of an accusation made by the United States against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and 14 Venezuelan officials . Specifically, it refers that the military man in retirement is one of Maduro's lieutenants, being that among his intentions was to “flood the United States with cocaine to undermine the health and well-being of our nation. Maduro used cocaine very deliberately as a weapon. "
Regardless, of the outcome of that trial, we must think. Do we really want a government where it can be called into question , if the military works with the leaders for what is in their own best interest.
"And here’s what I believe to my core: It is wrong to order American troops to step up when Afghanistan’s own armed forces would not. If the political leaders of Afghanistan were unable to come together for the good of their people, unable to negotiate for the future of their country when the chips were down, they would never have done so while U.S. troops remained in Afghanistan bearing the brunt of the fighting for them. "
So, is it the responsibility of the Afghanistan people to protect American civilians ? Is it the responsibility of the Afghanistan people to keep the USA assurances of protection for those Afghanistan civilians that assisted the United States. Does our military bear any responsibility to make sure its weapons do not end off in the hands of our enemies ?
When the President and the members of Congress felt threatened by Trump supporters after January 6 , the national guard was called in. Twenty six thousand troops were stationed in Washington DC to protect the president and the Congress.
While congressional Democrats have been largely silent after Monday’s official end to the Afghanistan war, with many back in their congressional districts for the final three weeks of the summer recess.
So who is the military here to protect ?
Is the military only in existence for the protection of our elected officials?
Indeed, for the US military to function efficiently the President must have full powers as Commander in Chief. However, when decisions where the army is not acting on behalf of its civilians are called into question, in those times, we need Congressional hearings to keep our balance of power. To be a free nation we must maintain a government that exist to serve the people and not the other way around.
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