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Thread: Gen. Carter Ham, commander of U.S. Africa Command is being replaced

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    Gen. Carter Ham, commander of U.S. Africa Command is being replaced

    Looks like the commander "on the ground" during the Benghazi incident where we abandoned our people, is being replaced.

    http://www.stripes.com/news/obama-to...ricom-1.193564

    There is a rumor that he was going to ignore the stand down order and send help anyway.

    http://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/p...own-Order.aspx

    per the link:
    I heard a story today from someone inside the military that I trust entirely. The story was in reference to General Ham that Panetta referenced in the quote below.

    quote:
    "(The) basic principle is that you don't deploy forces into harm's way without knowing what's going on; without having some real-time information about what's taking place," Panetta told Pentagon reporters. "And as a result of not having that kind of information, the commander who was on the ground in that area, Gen. Ham, Gen. Dempsey and I felt very strongly that we could not put forces at risk in that situation."



    The information I heard today was that General Ham as head of Africom received the same e-mails the White House received requesting help/support as the attack was taking place. General Ham immediately had a rapid response unit ready and communicated to the Pentagon that he had a unit ready.

    General Ham then received the order to stand down. His response was to screw it, he was going to help anyhow. Within 30 seconds to a minute after making the move to respond, his second in command apprehended General Ham and told him that he was now relieved of his command.

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    FREE HAM!

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    How much was our President involved, or was he to busy?

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