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Suddenly fired at will. There will be no new commander in the US Navy

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On 1 on August 2019, Admiral William Moren was to assume the post of commander of naval operations of the U.S. Navy (see article “The New American Commander-in-Chief: A Lesson for the Russian Navy”. Instead, he is surrendering business right now and is retiring under extremely dubious circumstances. The post of commander remains Admiral John Richardson. Who and when will replace him is unknown.




Failed assignment


Morin, a former anti-submarine pilot aviation, a former pilot instructor, former staff member of an aircraft carrier strike group, participant in a number of reconnaissance operations involving anti-submarine aircraft and a former deputy commander of naval operations for air warfare and training, was promoted to future commander of naval operations , received the support of Donald trump and went through all the selection procedures in Congress, which also approved his candidacy.

Suddenly fired at will. There will be no new commander in the US Navy

Bill Morin, a failed CNO


However, instead of taking office, he wrote to the US Secretary of the Navy, Richard Spencer, a resignation report. The exact content of his report is unknown, although fragments are given in the press. But the reaction of Minister Spencer himself received some publicity:
"Admiral Bill Moren just drew my attention to the fact that over the past two years he has maintained professional relations with a man who was unable to meet the values ​​and standards of the naval service."


And further:
“I admire his faithful service and devotion to the naval forces, but his decision to maintain the relationship mentioned above made me question his opinions [about people]. So I accepted Admiral Moren’s resignation. ”



US Navy Secretary Richard Spencer


However, it was not possible to keep a secret for a long time.

Soon, anonymous sources in the Navy told reporters that the same person that Richard Spencer is talking about is Commander (in our opinion, 2 rank captain) Christopher Cervelo, former Admiral Richardson PR and PR adviser, and Actual spokeswoman for the United States Navy. Cervelo, taking advantage of his influence, committed several acts of what the United States calls sexual harassment in relation to several military personnel and civilian employees of the Pentagon. But there are some oddities in this matter.

The Chris Cervelo Case. Bad Santa Navy


16 December 2016 year at the Pentagon there was a Christmas party with alcohol. Christopher Cervelo, an 41-year-old public relations officer and adviser to the naval operations commander Richardson, also participated. Further was more or less detailed established by a special investigation.

In the office, where naval officers and civilian employees were located, there was a bar that was open for free "use" at 11.00 and remained so for six hours. Chris Cervelo four times (from his words) approached the bar and drank alcohol, including strong. Dressing up in Santa Claus, he slapped a civilian employee on the buttocks, without further developing it into any form of harassment, and then climbed with an “uncomfortable embrace” to a female officer younger than his rank, forcing her to push him away. The same female officer said during the investigation that earlier, two years before the incident, Cervelo invited her to dinner at a restaurant on the pretext of giving her “professional advice”, which she refused.

Cervelo also touched her thigh, and at a party in a drunken state told her that he did not know how to behave with her correctly.

After the party, Cervelo and several lower-ranking officers, including female officers, went, perhaps drunk, to a restaurant where Cervelo abused alcohol together with younger officers, drank a young female officer, and then asked to go with one of female officers and escort her home. After the refusal, Cervelo on the whole eight times called one of the women on the phone and sent SMS messages.

You can take all this seriously or with laughter, but in the US Navy these are serious misconduct.

Several women attending the “party” wrote complaints. For a week, Cervelo’s activities were monitored by a special investigative team led by US Navy captain Hudson, who eventually recommended that Cervelo be fired immediately. Hudson's final report was signed by him on December 21 of 2016 of the year.

Cervelo himself categorically denied all charges. He categorically denies them now. We are interested in the fact that he was not dismissed as a result of the investigation; moreover, he remained at his former post. A little later, however, the incident came to Congress and ended up with Democratic Senator (woman) Kirsten Gillibrand, who brought the incident to the level of scandal. As a result, Richardson dismissed Cervelo, but without any charges and retaining his military rank.


US Navy Commander Admiral John Richardson


By the middle of 2017, this история, in theory, should have ended.

Did Cervelo really do all this, or was he slandered? It doesn’t matter, because we are interested in Moren.

What could be his “professional connection” with this officer? What could it be, why, without five minutes, the commander of all the US Navy with his own hands finished his career?

And here surprises come out.

Firstly, Cervelo continued to serve as Moran's public relations representative. But, in fact, this was his work, no one fired him for the time being, there is nothing strange in that Servelo continued to carry out his duties while in the service.

Secondly, Morin even at the time of the ill-fated "party" did not hold positions in which he would be responsible for the personnel of the Navy. Even the submission for the dismissal of Cervelo was not included at that moment either in his duties or in his powers.

So what happened?

Bulldogs under the carpet


Morin was to become the first pilot of the U.S. Navy base patrol aircraft, who rose to the top post in the Navy. Prior to this, fierce undercover battles between traditional applicants: deck-based pilots, officers of surface non-naval ships and submariners periodically went on for this post. Three of these clans literally tear each other to pieces in the Pentagon's cabinet battles for sharing resources, ranks, posts and budgets. Morin represented the entry into this “league" of basic aviation as well - a very numerous and important component of US naval power, the importance of which does not at all correspond to the scale of the representation of naval pilots in command structures.

It was logical to assume that the existing "clans" of the Navy did not want to allow anything like that. Next is a matter of technology. If those who did not want to see Admiral Moren at the top post of the Navy had “something” on him, then there was no problem forcing him to write a report on dismissal under the threat of the publication of this very “was”. And everyone has a “had”, you can’t get up to four stars on epaulettes and not do things somewhere along the way, and you have to be perfect on the personal front in the USA, because even adultery for an officer is a war crime, followed by dismissal with service, no options. Maybe that’s right, of course. But which of the people is perfect? And perhaps the “lever” with which Morin was faked was not connected precisely with his actions in the service. But Cervelo, to whom, frankly, Morin had no special relationship, turned out to be just an excuse. Strictly formal, even Richardson’s dismissal due to this murky story would have looked more meaningful than what happened.

The idea that Admiral Moren’s conscience could not stand the fact that he had previously communicated on working with a subordinate who had not shown himself negatively, but then, after Moren’s transfer to another position, proved to be a bully and a “sexual predator” delirium. Especially considering that at the time of writing the report, Spencer Cervelo had already been fired for a year and a half.

But the list of remaining applicants for the post of CNO is extremely indicative. We bring him.

Admiral Christopher Grady. "The Submarine." Serves in one of the positions in the Command of the forces fleet USA in Norfolk.

Admiral John Akuilino, a pilot-decker, commander of the forces of the fleet in the Pacific Ocean.

These two are in priority, after taking off from the Morin race they are the main contenders.

Admiral James Foggo, a submarine commander of the U.S. Navy in Europe and Africa, and, if necessary, also the head of the Allied Navy command in Europe.

It will be harder. The replaced Richardson is also a submariner, and they are very unhappy with him. Nevertheless, Foggo has a good reputation, he is politically savvy, for example, he constantly mentions Russia. As a threat, of course. Congress will like it.


Candidates for commanders, from left to right, John Aquilino, James Foggo, Christopher Grady


But the person from the base aviation is now not in the list of applicants.

So they have "solved problems" there, in the USA. Who really takes the place of Richardson, who should have a “rest”, will be clear, apparently, already this year. And it’s just as clear that this person will be chosen during an undercover struggle of groups in the Navy, and nothing else.

However, there is another opinion.

Today, US forces are controlled by people whom no one has approved.

So, Mark Esper, acting Minister of Defense, still not approved by the Senate. Likewise, Joseph Dunford's successor to the post of chairman of the OKNS, Army General Mark Milli, is already preparing to take office, although the Senate has not even begun to consider his candidacy. And the same goes for Air Force General John Hayten, who is supposed to replace Paul Celwa, vice-chairman of the OKNS.

These problems reflect the way President Donald Trump conducts his personnel policy.

It is possible that the leapfrog associated with admirals in the US Navy is only a special case of a deeper managerial crisis in the US Armed Forces as a whole, which was the result of this personnel policy, regardless of what became its root cause: Trump's own approaches or his machinations Enemies on Capitol Hill.

And if so, then new scandals await us in the very near future. And not only in the Navy.
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  1. Egoza
    Egoza 10 August 2019 05: 56
    +8
    Oh, why is everything so serious? Look at the photo of this Moran! He salutes in a non-American way! But it looks like the Russian version! So they suspected him as an "agent of the Kremlin!" So they removed it in advance. As for the new appointments, Trump will choose the redhead, which Foggo, so that it is completely in the suit.
    1. andrewkor
      andrewkor 10 August 2019 06: 32
      +4
      And Grady is the spitting image of Bruce Willis, or maybe he is?
      1. Aerodrome
        Aerodrome 10 August 2019 07: 09
        +7
        Quote: andrewkor
        And Grady is the spitting image of Bruce Willis, or maybe he is?

        and Spencer is purely director Vladimir Menshov ... wassat
        1. Destiny
          Destiny 10 August 2019 07: 13
          -8
          Americans are stupid. Forgot to add. And they also have blacks lynched.
          1. bistrov.
            bistrov. 10 August 2019 07: 37
            +4
            Quote: Destiny
            And they have blacks lynched.

            Well, here you are clearly overdone, or is this "humor" you have? So put "quotes", do not disorient the audience.
            As for "blacks", then "there" only for the word "negro" pronounced in public, you can get a decent fine, or even a prison sentence, as the judge will see.
            1. serg.shishkov2015
              serg.shishkov2015 10 August 2019 12: 52
              0
              But we call blacks oversized parcels! very uncomfortable - you won’t put anything on them, you won’t put them on your own,
              1. Cetron
                Cetron 10 August 2019 15: 06
                +1
                And in Latvia, non-citizens are called "negroes", i.e. Russian-speakers who ended up in Latvia during Soviet times from other republics of the USSR.
                1. serg.shishkov2015
                  serg.shishkov2015 11 August 2019 05: 56
                  0
                  This fact has long been known, about a third of the Negro population! but consider themselves a civilized country!
          2. Nyrobsky
            Nyrobsky 10 August 2019 10: 22
            +3
            Quote: Destiny
            Americans are stupid. Forgot to add. And they also have blacks lynched.

            You shouldn’t be so. It's just that they are all polls with reduced social responsibility. And yet yes, blacks are lynched and fellow citizens are shot.
            1. Tatar 174
              Tatar 174 10 August 2019 16: 03
              +3
              Quote: Nyrobsky
              It's just that they are all polls with reduced social responsibility. And yet yes, blacks are lynched and fellow citizens are shot.

              Yes, they shoot ... and you can’t behave like a man with a woman and sometimes you can’t make a joke either - it becomes almost a crime for them belay recourse , for this, your boss may not be appointed to the post ... Here are things in America ... What is it that turns out ??? It’s good that I live in Russia fellow
              1. yehat
                yehat 12 August 2019 11: 43
                +2
                US case law. If someone is convicted of gazing, it becomes dangerous for everyone to look. But if they were acquitted for the rape (for example, because she liked the "instincts" and she generally liked it), you can feel free to rape everyone.
                Therefore, the norms of behavior in the United States are very bizarre. But overall, a lot of paranoia.
    2. Korpus
      Korpus 10 August 2019 07: 20
      +1
      Quote: Egoza
      As for the new appointments, Trump the red-haired one will choose which Foggo, so that would be completely in suit.

      Bravo Elena, a great joke .. Laugh from the heart !! laughing
    3. svp67
      svp67 10 August 2019 09: 04
      +2
      Madam hi
      Quote: Egoza
      Oh, why is everything so serious?

      And where is the purely female solidarity in the fight against the "bumpkin" who, not only continues to be friends with a person tainted by "haram", does not hide it? Oh, how is it not "sisterly" this ... belay
      And also strive to Europe ... Or you were not bad at all, in the old patriarchal system, where one of the principles was that a man is certainly a "head", but she looks only where his "neck" - his wife - turns her. .. feel
      Well, then you are just a "retrograde" ... wink
      1. Egoza
        Egoza 10 August 2019 18: 26
        +3
        Quote: svp67
        And also in Europe, strive ..

        That's where, where, but I did not give up Europa in FIG. The USSR was nicer to me and is. But the patriarchal system, as you described it .... just after the war there were few men, so women took on other functions. The main thing is to have a profession in your hands, put your children on their feet and not give up, no matter what life has prepared there.
        1. svp67
          svp67 10 August 2019 18: 56
          +1
          Quote: Egoza
          But the patriarchal system,

          Sorry Ma'am, tried to joke, as it turned out not successfully. fool
    4. Observer2014
      Observer2014 10 August 2019 10: 12
      +1
      Dear Egoza, I don’t know what color Trump will choose, but he also looked at their faces. Yes, and generally at their appearance. Are there any bold ones among them? They are in great shape for their age, and there is much to learn from this.
    5. Boa kaa
      Boa kaa 10 August 2019 14: 19
      +2
      Quote: Egoza
      You look at the photo of this Morena!

      Helen! It is only women who look at the photos of applicants!
      Personnel officers - on the track record and characteristics of "competent authorities"
      The military - whether "is this a guy or not"
      And they will be appointed in the case that the US Navy will have to do in the near future. And, based on this message, they will most likely appoint the former commander of the Pacific Fleet, Admiral "Akulino" (He even has a surname - predatory and sea - AKULINA, damn it!)
      Yes, and trump is likely going to the Asia-Pacific region! There they will collect all the trump cards and will be against the wildly growing fleet of the Celestial Empire ...
      It seems to me that it will be so. But, I could be wrong, because I don't know about the direction of the winds on the Capitol Hill ... And there the weather is changeable and develops from the political conjuncture.
      AHA.
  2. certero
    certero 10 August 2019 05: 58
    -3
    It seems that our armed forces have something to learn from the Americans, not only in combat training
    1. carstorm 11
      carstorm 11 10 August 2019 06: 17
      +4
      circus numbers?))))
      1. Rwmos
        Rwmos 10 August 2019 06: 42
        +1
        Floating Zoo "Doctor of Science Professor Schwarzengold" (c) wink
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        1. carstorm 11
          carstorm 11 10 August 2019 09: 29
          +1
          I somehow did not encounter harassment in the service, but on the first point I will say this: if a hot tin drips for your collar, then the expressions, like a dear friend, could you be more careful not to work. I’ve been convinced hundreds of times that you don’t get it often.
          1. certero
            certero 10 August 2019 12: 52
            +1
            Obsessed vocabulary does not add informativeness to the conversation at all, despite the universal opinion. On the contrary, it reduces the amount of information per unit of time, because it expresses emotions. Your example is just more about emotions.
            Repeatedly in his memoirs about the Second World War he read how pilots complained that the negotiations were solid and therefore the information content of the conversation was low.
        2. Harry.km
          Harry.km 10 August 2019 09: 33
          +1
          Quote: certero
          when the senior in the rank solicits the younger in the rank it is also abnormal

          On the contrary, is this the norm?)))
          1. Boa kaa
            Boa kaa 10 August 2019 14: 29
            +1
            Quote: Harry.km
            On the contrary, is this the norm?)))

            This is when the "major" woman wants sleep to be under the colonel?
            Well, this is excusable ... This is career advancement, called laughing
            1. Harry.km
              Harry.km 10 August 2019 14: 33
              0
              Some kind of double standards))))
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      1. Destiny
        Destiny 10 August 2019 07: 10
        -1

        To a point. Sober-minded people remained here (on purpose, he didn’t separate these words).
      2. Uncle Vanya Susanin
        Uncle Vanya Susanin 10 August 2019 07: 23
        +3
        "Buryat Indian"? You're also a Nazi! Yes, blackened VO sad
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      3. bistrov.
        bistrov. 10 August 2019 07: 48
        +6
        Quote: val
        Buryat Indian

        You have the wrong information. Shoigu Sergei Kozhukhetovich, if you mean him, is a Tuvan by nationality, and not a "Buryat", and in my opinion it is not "nationality" that is important here, but BUSINESS QUALITIES, the former minister, Mr. Serdyukov, judging by his last name, was an ethnic Russian, and for 5 years he has done a lot, be healthy ..., they still can't fix it ..., you can still remember Mr. Grachev ...
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          1. svp67
            svp67 10 August 2019 11: 00
            +2
            Quote: val
            Ivanov and Serdyukov were smart enough not to cling to shoulder straps.

            ????? But it’s nothing that Ivanov was already a general by that time, and somehow according to the experience of those posts that he held, he did not wear a military uniform, more and more in civilian clothes.
            Yes, there was a completely civilian person in the post of Minister of Defense, who wore such epaulettes and I think that he deserved
            1. timokhin-aa
              10 August 2019 12: 12
              -6
              God save us from repeating this one here.
              1. Boa kaa
                Boa kaa 10 August 2019 14: 39
                +4
                Quote: timokhin-aa
                God save us from repeating this one here.

                And what did the Hero do not please you three times?
                Or did you write a post on behalf of the Yankees? -- Well then, it is clear! It was shitty to you with the might that the Union had! Are you afraid of repetition? bully
                1. timokhin-aa
                  10 August 2019 19: 03
                  -4
                  One of the main grave diggers of the USSR if that.

                  The economic breakdown of the 80's, Afghanistan, 64000 tanks in the 1990 year is a lot that Ustinov can recall.
                  Brezhnev in the last months of his life did not communicate with him because of hostility - and in general, I understand him.

                  He was a terrible man and played a terrible role in history. So your pink bubbles are very misplaced.
                  1. Boa kaa
                    Boa kaa 10 August 2019 19: 50
                    +2
                    Quote: timokhin-aa
                    One of the main grave diggers of the USSR if that.

                    Apparently that’s why his Soviet power awarded him so?
                    And then, in the USSR, all decisions were made, if you remember, collegially! And the Politburo of the CPSU Central Committee put an end to the question. Nobody is going to belittle the role of personality in history, but to merge everything into one glass is also not good!
                    1. timokhin-aa
                      10 August 2019 21: 23
                      -4
                      Apparently that’s why his Soviet power awarded him so?


                      Well, Comrade Stalin was such a leader among the Soviet regime that he himself did not have time to wave away from the toad, and then once and immediately the cult of personality. Conscientious power, she was so ...

                      And then, in the USSR, all decisions were made, if you remember, collegially! And the Politburo of the CPSU Central Committee put an end to the question.


                      Which gave scope for intrigue. Who, for example, is to blame for sending troops to Afghanistan? There are no ends to be found.
              2. svp67
                svp67 10 August 2019 18: 49
                +3
                Quote: timokhin-aa
                God save us from repeating this one here.

                Not. Thank you, Lord, for Dmitry Fedorovich agreeing to become the Minister of Defense. Since the present army of Russia has been living and arming itself for 30 years with what was developed under it.
                1. timokhin-aa
                  10 August 2019 19: 53
                  -3
                  Wrong. Neither the Ka-50/52 and Mi-28 (Soviet V-90 program), nor the Su-57 (launched in 2003, backlog was under the I-90 and C-47 Berkut programs), nor the S-400, nor the frigate 22350 , neither the corvette 20380, nor the BMD-4, nor the submarine of Project 677 in the USSR have direct "ancestors" from the Ustinov era. All this and much more in the troops and the military-industrial complex from the Soviet era refers to something like Soviet Russia to the tsarist - "roots" from there, but in general everything is new. Rudiments of the BTR-80/82 type, they remained from poverty, and not because the Ustinov legacy was so cool. Did not have.

                  But in general, the ideology of war itself has left the Soviet one. If we take the ranking of such things as blow, fire and maneuver in the planning of operations, then fire came out on top, which has never happened in the history of Russia.
                  1. svp67
                    svp67 10 August 2019 20: 30
                    +1
                    Quote: timokhin-aa
                    Wrong. Neither the Ka-50/52 and Mi-28 (Soviet V-90 program), nor the Su-57 (launched in 2003, backlog was under the I-90 and C-47 Berkut programs), nor the S-400, nor the frigate 22350 , neither the corvette 20380, nor the BMD-4, nor the submarine of Project 677 in the USSR have direct "ancestors" from the Ustinov era. All this and much more in the troops and the military-industrial complex from the Soviet era refers to something like Soviet Russia to the tsarist - "roots" from there, but in general everything is new. Rudiments of the BTR-80/82 type, they remained from poverty, and not because the Ustinov legacy was so cool. Did not have.

                    Well, let's figure it out ...
                    Helicopters.
                    Decree of the Council of Ministers of the USSR from December 16 of 1976 of the year was instructed to begin the development of a promising attack helicopter designed to destroy armored vehicles on the battlefield.
                    It is from him that the report of the development of the Ka-50 and Mi-28 comes. Since December 1976 year, and Ustinov became MO in April 1976 year. Ka-50 first flight in 1981 year, Mi-28 in 1982 year.
                    At the expense of Su-57, and he has long been in our troops? And how many of them do we have in the VKS? And aren't the aircraft of the Su-27 and MiG-29 families now the basis of VKS fighter aircraft? But they were taken with him.
                    Yes, C-4000 is a modern development, but so far it is only replacing the C-300, which was adopted in the 1978 year, under Ustinov.
                    And do not tell me what projects are being replaced by 22350 frigates and 20380 corvettes, which until recently has been and still is the backbone of our fleet. 1144 project cruisers, 1164 project missile cruisers, 956 project destroyers ...
                    Again, Project 677 submarines are the DEVELOPMENT of project 877 "Palthus", the famous "Varshavyanka", Ustinovsk submarines.
                    BMD-4, let’s leave that this is the same DEVELOPMENT of the BMD 1,2,3 ... But let's see what we have in the army now. For January 2019, the BMD-4 is 245 units, while the BMD-2, which entered service under Ustinov, is at the same time 930 units.
                    And if it comes to that, then our modern "nuclear fist" is largely the merit of Ustinov. So, you need to treat this person and his merits objectively
                    1. timokhin-aa
                      10 August 2019 21: 27
                      -3
                      With helicopters I admit a mistake, for the rest, so the "Aurus" can be tied to "Russo-Balt" - the concept is the same, 4 wheels, elite design, etc.

                      The fact that modern developments are based on an old backlog is always the case. This was not about that.

                      And the fact that the C-300 and C-400 are different as the Mosin rifle and AK-12 is already a particular, seemingly invisible. Yes, and TPK under the rocket are the same ...
            2. faridg7
              faridg7 10 August 2019 18: 10
              +2
              Quote: svp67
              Yes, there was a completely civilian person in the post of Minister of Defense, who wore such epaulettes and I think that he deserved
              Was Dmitry Fedorovich civil? This is not even funny. A man from 16 years old fought. Do not put next to the hero any stools and other shushara
              1. svp67
                svp67 10 August 2019 18: 53
                0
                Quote: faridg7
                Was Dmitry Fedorovich civil?

                And what was he like? The most civil. What were his military ranks, positions in the army and education.
                Quote: faridg7
                A man from 16 years has fought.
                Yes, yes, two years. Many had more military experience, but in the Defense Ministry positions they didn’t show themselves that way.
                Quote: faridg7
                Do not put next to the hero any stools and other shushara

                With "stool" it is known who, but at the expense of "shushary", please clarify, who is this?
              2. timokhin-aa
                10 August 2019 19: 03
                -2
                And where did Dmitry Fedorovich fight, on which fronts?
      4. Rwmos
        Rwmos 10 August 2019 08: 40
        +2
        Secretary of Defense SyShyA Ashton Carter where did he serve? At the Goldman Sachs Bank? Prior to that, there was Euro Pan Leon Panetta. also under the Batrake of Deceit, also from the ministers of defense, pasta-mafioso ...
        Is that enough?
    3. Korpus
      Korpus 10 August 2019 08: 50
      +2
      Quote: certero
      It seems that our armed forces have something to learn from the Americans, not only in combat training

      Yes, we already know .. Over there the "brothers" are studying intensively. Neither the Army, nor the Navy, nor the industry .. Some Jews remained and again they are calling for something hi
      I’m silent about Georgians .. wassat
    4. faridg7
      faridg7 10 August 2019 17: 59
      0
      That's it, That's what the presence in the army and navy, in particular, the presence of a female leads to. It wouldn’t be a woman in the fleet, an admiral with a good track record and characteristics would take up the post, And so the goat’s crack
  3. andrewkor
    andrewkor 10 August 2019 06: 29
    +11
    When the Supreme Commander-in-Chief JV Stalin was complained about K.K. Rokossovsky that he had started the PZh at the front and what to do about it, he, thinking, answered: "What are we going to do? Yes, we will envy!"
    1. wave
      wave 10 August 2019 06: 45
      -13
      And he did not envy his torture in prison?
      1. andrewkor
        andrewkor 10 August 2019 06: 53
        +6
        Dear val, the topic seems to be about the moral climate in the armed forces. I'm talking about a specific episode in the front life of the Hero of the Soviet Union twice, the Knight of the Order of Victory and other, other ...! Well, retell the entire biography of Konstantin Konstantinovich?
        There will be a theme about repressions then and we will recall it.
        1. wave
          wave 10 August 2019 10: 58
          -7
          Got it, talking about b generals :-)
          About torture later. When it comes to recruits from Dagestan and Chechnya.
      2. Rwmos
        Rwmos 10 August 2019 08: 44
        +3

        WWI veteran in a US concentration camp
  4. parusnik
    parusnik 10 August 2019 06: 54
    -2
    People "die" for metal ... laughing
  5. Li17
    Li17 10 August 2019 07: 11
    +4
    like that, you read it and you start to go quietly with the roof! What a nafig service if you have to think about how, God forbid, to look at someone wrong, or even worse accidentally touch !!! Or even worse, any razor-sharpness (it's nice to remember your standing or confrontation in the offices, which, in our opinion, were quoted as), but the amers will really be quoted as saying that you are his or he is you! "Well, stupid Americans! ...." M. Zadornov
  6. shinobi
    shinobi 10 August 2019 07: 56
    +3
    Now I understand why the US army, in the broad sense, has not won and cannot win in any serious conflict with an equal adversary. A military politician should be interested in the residual principle.
    1. wave
      wave 10 August 2019 10: 59
      -7
      And why bother with an equal opponent?
      Creating advantage and advantage is the basis of tactics. Smart army, which has not yet given birth.
  7. Olddetractor
    Olddetractor 10 August 2019 08: 14
    +5
    And there was nothing to do of women officers
    1. Earthshaker
      Earthshaker 10 August 2019 08: 50
      +2
      Apparently, you want to say that there are no women officers in the Ministry of Defense? I will disappoint you, there is.
      1. Olddetractor
        Olddetractor 10 August 2019 08: 54
        +1
        Disappoint me also about harassment in the Ministry of Defense, of course
        1. Earthshaker
          Earthshaker 10 August 2019 08: 58
          +1
          I won’t, it seems you are knowledgeable enough. hi
        2. Boa kaa
          Boa kaa 10 August 2019 14: 55
          0
          Quote: Olddetractor
          about harassment

          Respected! You got so excited that even the bukoffs were doubled in the wrong place! feel
          The HARASSMENT is spelled correctly, and not like yours, dear! laughing
          AHA.
          1. Olddetractor
            Olddetractor 10 August 2019 15: 20
            0
            Correctly spelled Harassment. I was not worried and did not write a caps
      2. Boa kaa
        Boa kaa 10 August 2019 14: 50
        +1
        Quote: Earthshaker
        no officers in the Ministry of Defense? I will disappoint you, there is.

        Ours do not count!
        Ours - from time immemorial, "a galloping horse will be stopped", and from a burning hut and a wounded husband with children and belongings will have time to pull out !!!
        These are OUR WOMEN!
        They have no equal in mind, beauty and fortitude in the world!
        I was convinced of this more than once, while being on business trips ...
        IMHO.
  8. svp67
    svp67 10 August 2019 08: 59
    +3
    M, yes ... I'm afraid that if such a "wind" hits our headquarters, then there will be no one to serve ...
    In general, the American admiral is well done, he did not give up his friend to the delight of the "enraged feminists." Once again I am convinced that the historical experience is that the more women have "levers of power," "openly or secretly," and the more they receive this power, the faster this civilization dies. The sad experience of Sparta, Etruria and Rome taught nothing
    1. shinobi
      shinobi 11 August 2019 02: 27
      +1
      If the historical experience of anyone and something were taught, humanity would have long been wound to the cottage to the neighboring stars.
  9. Harry.km
    Harry.km 10 August 2019 09: 20
    +1
    And if so, then new scandals await us in the very near future. (C)

    New sanctions await us ... it suddenly turns out that those female officers are not quite younger than women and the Kremlin’s agents dressed as women.
  10. kunstkammer
    kunstkammer 10 August 2019 12: 13
    0
    new scandals await us

    With their constant "scandals" to deal with ...
  11. certero
    certero 10 August 2019 12: 52
    +1
    Quote: Harry.km
    is it the norm

    On the contrary, it is difficult to use one's official position
  12. certero
    certero 10 August 2019 12: 54
    +1
    Quote: svp67
    Once again I am convinced that the historical experience is that the more women have "levers of power," "openly or secretly," and the more they receive this power, the faster this civilization dies. The sad experience of Sparta, Etruria and Rome taught nothing

    You directly have some kind of new contribution to historical science. I will be glad to read the expanded version.
    1. Egoza
      Egoza 10 August 2019 18: 34
      0
      Quote: certero
      You directly have some kind of new contribution to historical science. I will be glad to read the expanded version.

      I do not know for sure about the civilizations mentioned, but the fact that the collapse of the Ottoman Empire began with the "light hand" of Roksolana is for sure
  13. Rostislav
    Rostislav 10 August 2019 13: 21
    +1
    Why are scandals waiting for us? These are their scandals.
  14. Yar_Vyatkin
    Yar_Vyatkin 10 August 2019 15: 46
    +1
    Good article
  15. Operator
    Operator 10 August 2019 19: 17
    -2
    Everything is much simpler: Morin is a gay person, and US Navy is not ready for this yet. laughing
    1. timokhin-aa
      10 August 2019 21: 28
      0
      Do you know this for sure, or do you have it as usual?
      1. Operator
        Operator 10 August 2019 22: 48
        -1
        Are you so naive that you believe in the official version? laughing
        1. timokhin-aa
          11 August 2019 13: 50
          0
          Andrey, this article is currently watched by more than 51000 people, including you.
          And each of them, except you, I understood its main message - the "official version" is a lie.
          And they are right the article is just about the fact that the official version is a lie.

          And only you gallop your own special way laughing asking the author of the article if he believes in the official version
          laughing laughing

          This ridiculous and inadequate behavior in your case is natural - it would be surprising to expect otherwise from you.

          But I asked my question without a joke - do you know something or "as usual"?
    2. Cocaine
      Cocaine 11 August 2019 09: 40
      -1
      Quote: Operator
      Everything is much simpler: Morin is a gay person, and US Navy is not ready for this yet. laughing

      I also have a suspicion .. There it is now in the order of things. Even welcome
      1. timokhin-aa
        11 August 2019 13: 51
        0
        Well, generally speaking, strictly speaking, the homosexual apparently does not become an admiral. He will be crushed in one way or another, despite all the declared tolerance. Unless, of course, colleagues and command know about this.
        However, Morin climbed much higher than he could if he had problems with sexual orientation.
  16. Cocaine
    Cocaine 11 August 2019 09: 38
    -1
    But no one will fire these .. Otherwise, such a howl in the West will rise ..!
    Beauties heh heh .. NATO elite!

    And the journalist is such ... ha ha
    1. timokhin-aa
      11 August 2019 13: 52
      0
      These are transgender people, they were just asked from the US Armed Forces to exit under Trump. So, they’ll get fired. In the US at least.
  17. Operator
    Operator 11 August 2019 14: 04
    0
    Quote: timokhin-aa
    the article is just about the fact that the official version is a lie

    Article - transfusion from empty to empty.
    1. timokhin-aa
      12 August 2019 10: 52
      0
      Not you say this.

      This article has at least a factual basis, unlike what you sometimes issue.
      1. Operator
        Operator 12 August 2019 11: 13
        0
        Quote: timokhin-aa
        factual basis

        Yeah - in the form of an English original laughing
        1. timokhin-aa
          12 August 2019 12: 02
          0
          Not quite.
          I went through many different sources to write this. English speaking, of course. Not one article.

          And this is in any case disproportionately better than voices from the depths of consciousness laughing
          1. Operator
            Operator 12 August 2019 13: 20
            0
            Quote: timokhin-aa
            I went through many different sources

            And to make a logical conclusion from what was sorted out, was not fate? laughing