Trump Signs Order to Recall 1,000 Combat Pilots to Air Force!
In the surest sign yet the United States is preparing for war with North Korea, President Trump has signed an Executive Order allowing the Air Force to recall from retirement, 1,000 COMBAT PILOTS!
President Trump signed an executive order Friday allowing the Air Force to recall as many as 1,000 retired pilots to active duty to address a shortage in combat fliers, the White House and Pentagon announced.
By law, only 25 retired officers can be brought back to serve in any one branch. Trump's order removes those caps by expanding a state of national emergency declared by President George W. Bush after 9/11, signaling what could be a significant escalation in the 16-year-old global war on terror.
"We anticipate that the Secretary of Defense will delegate the authority to the Secretary of the Air Force to recall up to 1,000 retired pilots for up to three years," Navy Cdr. Gary Ross, a Pentagon spokesman, said in a statement.
But the executive order itself is not specific to the Air Force, and could conceivably be used in the future to call up more officers and in other branches.
There's an old saying "You don't put on a condom unless you're gonna F*ck." In that same vein, You don't recall 1,000 COMBAT Pilots unless you're going to war.
We're going to war. And calling back 1,000 combat pilots from their lives in retirement means it's going to be a REALLY BIG WAR.
Here is the Actual Executive Order with a link to the White House web site for verification:
As seen in the above Executive Order, Title 10, United States Code, Sections 688 and 690 are mentioned as being invoked.
Here's a link to 10 USC 688 which deals with recalling retired military members to active duty
Here's another link to that same Title, but Section 690