Pentagon Tells White House to Stop Politicizing Military

The goal is to ensure there is less ambiguity about how the military should support VIP events and how service members should respond to such political requests.

  • Published 2 June 2019

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Pentagon has told the White House to stop politicizing the military, amid a furor over a Trump administration order to have the Navy ship named for the late U.S. Sen. John McCain hidden from view during President Donald Trump’s recent visit to Japan. A U.S. defense official said Patrick Shanahan, Trump’s acting defense chief, is also considering sending out formal guidance to military units in order to avoid similar… Read at AP News