Armed Forces News

Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy believes soldiers need to know that their opinions are important, even when they run counter to national policy.
Speaking at the Association of the U.S. Army’s annual meeting and exposition on Oct. 14, McCarthy specifically addressed reports that many Special Forces soldiers have concerns about President Trump’s decision to pull out of Syria.

McCarthy described the situation in the region as “very complex,” but understood that the Green Berets feel like the U.S. is abandoning the Kurdish fighters with whom they fought side by side.


“Everybody has opinions in a war of ideas, but ultimately when national policy decisions are made, we salute and move out,” McCarthy said.