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Contrast the carrier Captain's behavior with that of our current Secretary of Defense (when he was a Marine General) when he was asked to aid Green Berets in Afghanistan after they were hit by friendly fire.

First the Captain: Captain Chambers’ actions could have very well had him court-martialled and killed off his career in the Navy, and he was well aware of that. Even still, he put his livelihood on the line and took the necessary actions to save the Lee family.

Then the Marine General[1]: "He was indecisive and betrayed his duty to us, leaving my men to die during the golden hour when he could have reached us,"

[1] https://www.nbcnews.com/news/military/former-special-forces-...

Marines do not leave Marines behind. The Army are on their own.

> Other witnesses quoted Mattis saying that he didn’t want to send a rescue mission into an uncertain situation

If the rescue mission went sideways ,we may be sitting here asking why mattis was so stupid as to risk his men's lives on a mission with basically no chance of success.

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