In light of that failure to properly follow protocol and recognizing the President’s tendency to make grand announcements without any actual follow-up or action behind it – remember that time Trump said he was going to declare martial law in Chicago? – the Joint Chiefs of Staff have issued this statement, reported by Reuters.
“There will be no modifications to the current policy until the President’s direction has been received by the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary has issued implementation guidance.
“In the meantime, we will continue to treat all of our personnel with respect. As importantly, given the current fight and the challenges we face, we will all remain focused on accomplishing our assigned missions.”
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