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Acting US Secretary of Defense: Americans should not be a people who are constantly at war with someone

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In the United States, the announcement of Chris Miller, recently appointed by Donald Trump to the post of Acting Defense Secretary, caused a wide resonance. Recall that Miller took this post after the resignation of Mark Esper. In the United States, they say that Trump was unhappy with Esper's delay in the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan and other countries.


The American press cites a statement by Chris Miller, who made it clear that he will make every effort to complete what President Donald Trump has begun (including the withdrawal of troops). Recall that earlier Christopher Miller was responsible for the anti-terrorist activities of the United States.

Miller stated that Americans should not be a people who are constantly at war with someone. From the directive of the new head of department circulated at the Pentagon:

Constant war is contrary to the principles for which we stand for, for which our ancestors stood. We must end all wars with our participation.

According to Christopher Miller, the first thing the US should do is to end the long-term war in Afghanistan and "give Afghans an opportunity to build their own security system."

Such statements by the acting head of the Pentagon were sharply criticized by Trump's opponents. Thus, it is stated that Miller "is carrying out orders that run counter to American interests." In particular, it is indicated that the withdrawal of troops "could strike a blow to the security of the American allies." It turns out that Trump's opponents are openly advocating the continued involvement of the United States in various wars on different continents ...
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  1. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 15 November 2020 12: 12 New
    10
    Otherwise it won't work.
    If you have imperial manners, even if covered with tinsel, such as democracy and human rights, then you will always have to fight!
    1. Finches
      Finches 15 November 2020 12: 18 New
      +5
      I would be skeptical about the Anglo-Saxon minister's statement, remembering Virgil's meme: "Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes - I am afraid of the Danaans and those who bring gifts ".
      The colonial policy of the Anglo-Saxons is the alpha and omega of their entire life arrangement!
      1. Shurik70
        Shurik70 15 November 2020 21: 56 New
        +3
        Trump is the only US president who did not unleash, but ended wars.
        So you can hear this from a person on his team.
        1. Finches
          Finches 15 November 2020 23: 45 New
          0
          So Trump is not a politician, but a businessman with German roots, who also constantly lives with Slavic women ... However, you are right about something!
    2. Mountain shooter
      Mountain shooter 15 November 2020 12: 22 New
      +1
      Quote: Leader of the Redskins
      If you have imperial habits,

      How not to have them? As soon as they stop being afraid of you, they will stop obeying you ... This is the basis of everything. World Power is Compulsion! Bribery is also possible, but everyone should see the whip ... on the swing.
    3. Lech from Android.
      Lech from Android. 15 November 2020 12: 24 New
      +1
      Constant wars with the whole world and not the ability to negotiate peacefully like gangrene will devour the United States from the inside ... Its resources are not endless.
      1. bar
        bar 15 November 2020 12: 35 New
        0
        Such habits even Sultan Erdogan will not gobble up in any way, what about the striped ones ...
        1. Lech from Android.
          Lech from Android. 15 November 2020 12: 47 New
          +2
          The sultan climbs into the swamp in which he will drown, the United States has created a bunch of problems in the world that they are not able to solve ... Well, a heavyweight cannot lift a barbell that is beyond his power, only much greater forces are only capable of this, and I clearly see that The US overstrained on this.
          1. bar
            bar 15 November 2020 12: 49 New
            +1
            The sultan climbs into the swamp in which he will drown

            Would wait ...
            While he is like the faction that does not drown.
    4. Yves762
      Yves762 15 November 2020 12: 37 New
      +2
      Fighting will always have to be.
      Not those, so others; not for that, so for that.
      As there Plato, they say, said: "Only the dead saw the end of the war."
    5. RUSS
      RUSS 15 November 2020 14: 45 New
      -9
      Quote: Leader of the Redskins
      If you have imperial manners

      The USSR fought for 59 years, the longest with Afghanistan for almost 10 years.
      4 wars with neighboring Finland for seven long years.
      Wars with Poland continued in the USSR, starting from Tukhachevsky's campaign against Warsaw and, the last war of 1939.
      Czechoslovakia, Germany, Poland, Vietnam, Spain, Japan and Korea - Russian soldiers left their mark everywhere in the 20th century.
      New Russia is also not lagging behind. Caucasus, Transnistria, Syria, Crimea and, I'm afraid, the list is not complete.
      Russia is by no means an exception to the rules in the history of the development of states. Our country waged both defensive and aggressive, colonial and imperialist wars. Russia fought two Patriotic wars, actively participated in the Cold War and at least two civil wars. Russia has sent limited contingents of its troops to the devil in the middle of nowhere throughout its conscious history.
      Has your inquisitive mind never wondered why Suvorov crossed the Alps, and Skobelev took Plevna, and why we have, every city, a hero city. That's right, Russia is a typical state with imperial ambitions, which consistently takes possession of any piece of land with the slightest signs of ownerlessness. Why is there ownerlessness. Even the presence of a master did not stop Russia. Captured when she wanted, and no international treaties stopped Russia.
      1. Yves762
        Yves762 15 November 2020 18: 58 New
        +3
        Uv. RUSS, you know, you did mix "long" "flies" with "sour" "cutlets". "Variables" need to be "separated", sort of like ... (no.?.)

        Not all, even of the wars you mentioned, were the result of "imperial ambitions", and they were not wars either.

        And, again, why mix not even different historical phases of one state, but different states - RI, USSR, RF.?. "Fathers" are not "children" (ts) as well.

        And since everything is still cognized in comparison, then, along with others, it is also very, very controversial that Russia is closest to "a typical state with imperial ambitions, which consistently takes over any piece of land with the slightest signs of ownerlessness. ( repeat And what is the problem in "cleaning up the ownerless".?. laughing )"

        PS
        1. Dart
          Dart 16 November 2020 00: 25 New
          0
          he is not a respected "russ", but a Moldovan with attempts yes
      2. Captain Pushkin
        Captain Pushkin 15 November 2020 21: 07 New
        +2
        Quote: RUSS
        Captured when she wanted, and no international treaties stopped Russia

        In this phrase instead of "Russia" you can insert a dozen or two countries. I think you know the names yourself.
  2. sergo1914
    sergo1914 15 November 2020 12: 13 New
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    Adequate Head of the Pentagon? What's going on with the planet?
    1. Pereira
      Pereira 15 November 2020 12: 16 New
      +8
      He joked. And if not, he will not stay in office for long.
    2. Svarog
      Svarog 15 November 2020 12: 18 New
      +5
      Quote: sergo1914
      Adequate Head of the Pentagon? What's going on with the planet?

      Trump is relatively adequate and collects such a team ... In the first term of the war he did not unleash anyone .. And if he stays for the second, then apparently he decided to focus on his own problems .. In this case, the Chinese will suffer ..
    3. VORON538
      VORON538 15 November 2020 12: 23 New
      -3
      American soldiers will be removed from all countries where they are and will be where they should be - in the states? I don't believe these Yankees! request
      1. Uncle lee
        Uncle lee 15 November 2020 12: 53 New
        +1
        Americans exchange Afghanistan for Ukraine !?
    4. Ded_Mazay
      Ded_Mazay 15 November 2020 12: 36 New
      +1
      Quote: sergo1914
      Adequate Head of the Pentagon? What's going on with the planet?

      I don’t think so ... Rather, his boss understands that the states no longer have a resource to mess like before, which means they need to close down. Here is Miller to "save face" and perform the part of "dove of peace".
  3. Proton
    Proton 15 November 2020 12: 20 New
    +3
    Of course, he can say reasonable things, but only for a short time. Until January 2021. Then others will speak.
    1. Orange bigg
      Orange bigg 15 November 2020 12: 25 New
      +1
      Really? Biden is not officially declared the winner of the election; votes are recounted in Trump's favor.
      1. Proton
        Proton 15 November 2020 12: 32 New
        +5
        Of course, there is such a chance. But I am inclined to believe that all this farce with recounting is work for the public.
  4. Soko
    Soko 15 November 2020 12: 21 New
    0
    Belated remorse? Or rather, a cunning move ...
  5. Mouse
    Mouse 15 November 2020 12: 23 New
    +5
    We must end all wars with our participation

    This is contrary to their mentality .... what are they going to live with?
  6. Thrifty
    Thrifty 15 November 2020 12: 31 New
    +1
    For such words vpkshniki sshy ukenodyat! negative This goes against their desire to sell weapons, both in the USA itself, and to those who, in the opinion of military personnel, "need" their weapons !!!
  7. bar
    bar 15 November 2020 12: 33 New
    +3
    Constant war is contrary to the principles for which we stand for, for which our ancestors stood. We must end all wars with our participation.

    This pacifism will not last long. Biden will come, appoint a new defense minister, and set China up in 72 hours laughing
    1. Dart2027
      Dart2027 15 November 2020 13: 57 New
      +1
      Quote: bar
      for China in 72 hours

      Well, China has nuclear weapons and quite a few other weapons, so the question is.
      1. bar
        bar 15 November 2020 14: 35 New
        +1
        Well, China has nuclear weapons and quite a few other weapons

        But China did not promise to sink the entire striped fleet. And that's the problem
        1. Dart2027
          Dart2027 15 November 2020 14: 57 New
          +3
          Quote: bar
          But China did not promise to sink the entire striped fleet.

          To promise is not to marry.
        2. 41 REGION
          41 REGION 15 November 2020 15: 57 New
          0
          Quote: bar
          But China did not promise to sink the entire striped fleet. And that's the problem

          Surprise however laughing
  8. rocket757
    rocket757 15 November 2020 12: 38 New
    +1
    Now is the time to distribute different, beautiful statements !!!
    Then the time will come calmly from ..... forget!
    This is politics ... not even now, it has always been that way.
  9. Ded_Mazay
    Ded_Mazay 15 November 2020 12: 41 New
    +2
    Constant war is contrary to the principles for which we stand for, for which our ancestors stood. We must end all wars with our participation.

    This is how the states should have gotten sick, so that they would start to issue such a thing in the media sphere?
  10. Karpo
    Karpo 15 November 2020 12: 46 New
    0
    Constant war is contrary to the principles for which we stand for, for which our ancestors stood. We must end all wars with our participation.

    Who are their ancestors? robbers and migrants of all stripes and no history .. Indians were soaked and slaves were brought in .. Is this their history and ancestors?
    World wars usually ends Russia! We are already tired of fighting and fighting back, but if we find the resources to kill the ridge with an "exceptional" .. What, in general, is being done now .. Russia is being reborn under the howl and hysteria of another Nazi invasion in the world!
    Do the Russians want wars, you ask the silence ..?

    We will not give up and we will not be bought .. soldier
  11. Dmitry Makarov
    Dmitry Makarov 15 November 2020 13: 02 New
    +1
    The dollar rests on American bayonets, if this soldier wants to cover the bayonets, then he condemns the American nation to poverty!
    1. Redfox3k
      Redfox3k 15 November 2020 13: 47 New
      -5
      Perhaps I disagree with you. The world needs the dollar as a currency for international settlements. Dot. 90% of all assets in the world are in dollars. Who will let the dollar depreciate. There is no substitute for the dollar. Whether we like it or not. Whether America wants it or not.
      1. Captain Pushkin
        Captain Pushkin 15 November 2020 21: 12 New
        +3
        Quote: Redfox3k
        There is no substitute for the dollar.

        At one time, the British pound was the world currency. And, too, it seemed irreplaceable.
  12. businessv
    businessv 15 November 2020 13: 35 New
    0
    Quote: Lech from Android.
    Its resources are not endless.

    To which country, besides striped, with a debt of 28 trillion, is it still possible to have "respect" in the world?
  13. APASUS
    APASUS 15 November 2020 13: 58 New
    +2
    Tactics have changed in the United States, now the Americans will not start wars, but since the country is built on the power of the military-industrial complex, they will begin to stir up existing conflicts in other countries.
  14. AshPoseidon
    AshPoseidon 15 November 2020 14: 46 New
    +1
    Constant war is contrary to the principles for which we stand for, for which our ancestors stood.
    Your ancestors massacred the indigenous population of America, and tell that to Serbia, Vietnam, Iraq, Libya, Cuba, Afghanistan, Syria, etc.
  15. askort154
    askort154 15 November 2020 15: 04 New
    +1
    It turns out that Trump's opponents are openly advocating the continued involvement of the United States in various wars on different continents ...

    And for whom is this a surprise? Unless, for those who are still in the cradle.
    "Democrats" - Anglo-Saxon financiers running around the world with
    "Molotov bottle" in one hand, and with a bank portal in the other.
    Previously, they fought against political opponents (USSR), now they have switched to a different strategy - "controlled chaos". They no longer care about the communist
    the regime of China, which was put at the forefront against the USSR, they now need a global system of profit. History has shown - for whom the war, and for whom the mother (financiers) is dear. So, the Democrats will continue their strategy -
    war, coups, instability, and most importantly - it will take place along the perimeter of Russia. This is their only "physical" opponent. They will go for rapprochement with communist China, driving a wedge with Russia. Nothing new, they will follow the same path as under Khrushchev. They will not dare to open war against Russia. They understand this, and it pisses them off. Therefore, they are setting their entire "democratic world" against Russia.
    With the arrival of the Democrats, provocations against Russia will intensify.
  16. Incvizitor
    Incvizitor 15 November 2020 16: 54 New
    0
    Their entire gang exists due to the plundering, destruction and plundering of countries if this world bloodsucking tick does not suck blood from the world, he will die, otherwise they cannot.
  17. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 15 November 2020 18: 45 New
    -1
    From the phrase "Americans should not be a people who are constantly at war with someone" I only support "Americans should not be"
  18. iouris
    iouris 16 November 2020 11: 18 New
    0
    "Americans" are Indians. While US residents are preparing for a war inside the US.
  19. rotfuks
    rotfuks 16 November 2020 12: 21 New
    0
    At this stage of civilization, the brains of the masses in any country are owned by the media. And the victory of any leader in a military conflict is a great chance for this leader to be re-elected for a second term. For example, Trump has not unleashed a single military conflict and won no military victories. Therefore, Trump lost a lot of supporters in the last election and did not win a crushing victory.
  20. Diviz
    Diviz 16 November 2020 16: 35 New
    0
    The people of Native America, the Indians, have never captured anyone anywhere or unleashed wars.
    1. The eye of the crying
      The eye of the crying 16 November 2020 22: 33 New
      0
      American Indians have slaughtered each other for centuries, if not millennia.
      1. Diviz
        Diviz 16 November 2020 23: 40 New
        0
        I think there is no need to explain.
        1. The eye of the crying
          The eye of the crying 16 November 2020 23: 52 New
          0
          I didn’t explain. Just corrected.
  21. Alexander Vorontsov
    Alexander Vorontsov 17 November 2020 10: 27 New
    -2
    According to Christopher Miller, the first thing the US should do is to end the long-term war in Afghanistan and "give Afghans an opportunity to build their own security system."

    I am now reminded of the discussions at the American military forums that took place after the withdrawal of troops from Iraq.
    They first came to the region, destroyed the Iraqi army, as something more or less adequate, replacing it with some kind of police units.

    At the same time, some of the most combat-ready people fled and joined various formations)

    And then, at the right moment, the Americans left. And those whom they drove out began to return and pinch the entire Middle East)
    Then it turned out that when they left, they forgot to take out of the warehouses the weapons, which, by a terrible coincidence, fell into the wrong hands.

    And the Americans wrote on their forums - well, well. What can we do if they are pinched there? We cannot always fight for the Iraqis for their freedom!

    I’m thinking, the scenario will repeat itself, when the Americans leave, and leave at such a necessary moment, when it will blaze. And then they will say - well, we left. The pens, here they are, we do not touch anything) Everything that happens there by itself. And as for the boxes of weapons, it's a logistical mistake. a couple more fell out of the plane. It happens.