That should give all Americans pause when leaders of our civilian-controlled military publicly say they may refuse to follow an order they disagree with.
In our present political climate, members of the military and intelligence services who openly speak out against the president are hailed as heroes. Leaking to harm the administration is considered a moral imperative. Mainstream figures have openly urged military commanders to disobey orders from the president.
The commander in chief is receiving pushback against his intent to ban transgender enlistment from one of his top subordinates.
Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Paul Zukunft announced Tuesday that he would not “break faith” with the transgender members of his service. The Coast Guard only has 13 trans service members, and it’s not entirely clear what will happen to them once the president’s order is implemented.
But it is very peculiar a high-profile figure like Admiral Zukunft would state he may refuse to follow an order from his commander in chief.
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