No Army probe, disciplinary action for Alexander Vindman

No Army probe, disciplinary action for Alexander Vindman
LTC Alexander Vindman arrives on Capitol Hill to testify for Adam Schiff on 29 Oct 2019. MSNBC video

[Ed. – Vindman is headed to the Army War College for the senior course, so it would be very surprising if he were waylaid by a disciplinary procedure.  I have my own thoughts about how much stock the Army ought to put in this particular officer, but it’s understandable that the Army hierarchy prefers not to take on an essentially political discipline case that’s about the chain of command ABOVE the Army’s paygrade.  That’s mud-wrestling with a rhinoceros, and it’s never smart.]

The U.S. Army said it has no plans to investigate Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, after President Trump earlier this week suggested the former White House aide who voiced concerns about his actions toward Ukraine should face disciplinary action.

Ryan McCarthy, the secretary of the Army, said Col. Vindman would return to the Army and be given a “bridging assignment” before heading to school in a few months. “He will be heading to a senior service college this summer,” Mr. McCarthy said, speaking at a National Press Club luncheon in Washington Friday. “There’s no investigation into him.” …

A week ago, Col. Vindman and his twin brother, Army Lt. Col. Yevgeny Vindman, a lawyer, were escorted out of the White House and removed from their jobs at the National Security Council, and Mr. Trump a day later called Col. Vindman insubordinate.

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National security adviser Robert O’Brien said earlier this week that it had been his decision to remove the brothers and that it wasn’t in retaliation for Col. Vindman’s testimony against Mr. Trump.

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