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Gates Instructed Commanders to Tell WH to 'Go To Hell' to Pushback Against Micromanaging

Gates Instructed Commanders to Tell WH to 'Go To Hell' to Pushback Against Micromanaging

Over the weekend at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, CA, former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates accused President Barack Obama of micromanaging the military for purely “political” motives.

Gates said Obama’s style reminded him of working under President Lyndon Johnson who infamously mismanaged Vietnam War and he instructed all of his commanders to deal with any calls from the White House by telling them to “go to hell” and call me. 

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