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It’s Not Every Day Adm. Mike Mullen and His Joint Chiefs Disagree

The disagreement between Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen and the heads of each of the four branches of the military on moving forward with a compromised and weak DADT repeal represents the most significant (public?) split on policy decisions between the two factions in recent history, says Air Force Gen. Charles Horner, the retired four-star general who ran the North American Aerospace Defense Command and the U.S. Space Command, leading the Air Force in the Gulf War in 1991. “The chairman is deeply beholden to the secretary of defense and the president. He is in a tougher position than the service chiefs. And also the service chiefs are more directly concerned with things like readiness and personnel policies. I can see where this split occurs, for understandable reasons.”