Finally a “boots-on-the-ground”, former enlisted, with combat experience heads The Department of Defense. He served with the 9th Division in Vietnam at the same time I did. I saw what he saw.
We can debate all day what he has said in the past, but having someone who has experience war as he did knows what happens when our men and women are sent to war. That is why many who know, will always want war to be the last option.
I left the fields of Vietnam the summer of 1969 and landed at The University of Texas at Austin later that summer.