President Barack Obama called for a smooth handover of control of the US military to the incoming commander-in-chief Donald Trump, as the outgoing President met on Wednesday with military leaders, for the last time.
“We have to ensure that during this transition time that it is said a seamless handover of the management that there would be continuity,” Obama said. He said it was crucial to ensure “we do what we can to ensure that the next President will benefit from the same types of outstanding advice and service that these people have around the table to me.”
Obama’s, as he sat with the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the military fighters when your commanders remarks in the midst of the worries, the military and diplomatic circles about how Trump may handle the national security challenges. In the last couple of days, Trump, the US intelligence community reviews about Russian hackers, was it not denied, with no explanation that North Korea develop a nuclear weapon, which could meet the United States and questioned the value of the United Nations.
Obama pointed to a handful of conflicts, the heirs to the Trump, when he takes office Jan. 20, including the fight against the Islamic state group in Syria and in the Iraqi city of Mosul, the largest fortress in Iraq, the last major Iraqi city where the extremist group has continued to control. He also noted that the conflict in Afghanistan “is still active.”
In the military, praised Obama appeared, the reference to traditions, the Democrats are very concerned that Trump can not be maintained. Trump retired Marine Corps gen. James Mattis for the Minister of defence has nominated, in spite of the prohibition of the recently deceased members of the military, the civilians run run the Pentagon, and at one point in the campaign, which called the trump, for the reintroduction of waterboarding and other harsh interrogation methods.
Obama said he was optimistic about the future of the country, because the military considers “the values of the rule of law and professionalism and integrity, and recognize our constitutional structure, and keeps the strict adherence to and respect for civilian authority and democratic processes in determining how we, the awesome power of the American military.”
The President was also the honor at a graduation ceremony in Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, a short drive from the White house.
Addressing a room of men and women from the different branches of the military, Obama praised their service and sacrifice. He said there was “no greater privilege and no greater honor” than serving as commander in chief.
“When I come to reflect on the challenges that we had, together, and on those, I think that one of the major tasks facing our armed hold forces the high level of trust that the American people are right in you,” Obama said. “We must not hesitate to act, if necessary, defend our nation, but we must also hurry never in the war, because they have a last and not first resort should be sending in harm’s way.”
Prior to his speech as Secretary of defense, Ash Carter, Obama presented the Medal of Distinguished Public Service as a token of appreciation for his service as commander in chief.