White House told to stop politi­ciz­ing mil­i­tary

The News-Times - - NATION/WORLD - — Hearst wire ser­vices

The Pen­tagon has told the White House to stop politi­ciz­ing the mil­i­tary, amid a furor over a Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion or­der to have the Navy ship named for the late U.S. Sen. John McCain hid­den from view dur­ing Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s re­cent visit to Ja­pan.

Trump’s top aide scoffed at the idea that any­one work­ing for the White House might be pun­ished. “We think it’s much ado about noth­ing.”

A U.S. de­fense of­fi­cial said Patrick Shana­han, Trump’s act­ing de­fense chief, is also con­sid­er­ing send­ing out for­mal guid­ance to mil­i­tary units in or­der to avoid sim­i­lar prob­lems in the fu­ture.

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