Gen. Vallely: PC Military Lacks Caliber of D-Day Officer Corps

Friday, 06 Jun 2014 06:21 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

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The caliber of leaders in today's American military cannot compare to those who led the nation to victory in World War II, retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely said on the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

"We had great generals and admirals, we had [Douglas] McArthur, we had [Dwight] Eisenhower, we had [George] Patton, we had [Omar] Bradley,'' Vallely told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

"So we had a great general officer corps and colonel corps that trained their units for that particular invasion on D-Day and then all of the continued campaigns in Europe until 1945.

"It's a matter of leadership and training and today I know for a fact we don't have the same caliber of generals and admirals that we had then.''

That's because today's military leaders have become "much too political and politically correct,'' according to Vallely.

"So there's a big difference between now and then and my heart rests basically back in the '40s and '50s where I grew up and experienced all of that with those fine heroes of World War II,'' he said.

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D-Day occurred on June 6, 1944, when the largest seaborne invasion in history was launched to move on western Europe, occupied by Nazi Germany. There were at least 12,000 Allied casualties, with 4,414 confirmed dead.

"The end game there was victory. Victory over Nazi Germany and they fought for that,'' Vallely said.

"Today, we can't even say victory. When we look at Iraq, we look at Afghanistan with no victories there as far as the U.S. is concerned, but certainly our soldiers, airmen and naval forces have fought well.

"So it's a whole different outlook on the world, much different than it was back in the '40s' and '50s.... It's a whole different situation out there and it takes better leadership than we have now to make sure that we can sustain ourselves.''


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