ARMY INTELLIGENCE GENERAL: What He Said About How Enemies See Us Is Scary

Written by Paul Hair on May 23, 2015

Army intelligence Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley recently said that enemies of the United States no longer fear it, and his warning comes at a time when a growing number of people are concerned with President Obama’s strategy against the Islamic Caliphate and overall national security policy.

The Sierra Vista Herald reported on May 19 that Maj. Gen. Ashley made his remarks about enemies no longer fearing the U.S. while he spoke “at a meeting of the Cochise Chapter of the Air Force Association” in Arizona. Ashley is the commanding general of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca. The USAICoE and Fort Huachuca, among other things, serve as the primary training entity for U.S. Army intelligence soldiers and civilians.

“‘If you could deter somebody just by fear of having to be subject to the wrath of the U.S. military, and that fear is taken away, that’s a significant sea change in what’s happening in the world,’” the Herald reported Ashley as saying while he spoke on modern warfare.

generalSuch striking comments from a leading Army intelligence general come at the same time many are questioning President Obama’s strategy against the Islamic Caliphate in the Middle East and his overall national security strategy.

The Hill reported on May 20 that Republican senators Lindsey Graham, John Cornyn and John McCain all criticized Obama’s strategy against the Islamic Caliphate following the latest failure of the U.S.-backed forces in Ramadi, Iraq. The Hill quoted McCain as also criticizing Obama for focusing on climate change as a top national security threat while the Islamic Caliphate conquered Ramadi.

McCain’s comments on Obama and climate change referred to the president delivering the keynote address during the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Commencement Exercises on May 20. In the speech, Obama insisted that climate change is “an immediate risk to our national security” and ridiculed those who do not accept this premise.

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