And nothing will be done about it:
President Trump’s reelection campaign is using the Pentagon’s senior civilian and uniformed officials in a new online advertisement, in violation of standing Pentagon policy.
The ad, which appeared as recently as Monday and targets possible mail-in voters, features a photo of Trump with Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley at his side as well as Vice President Pence.
“President Trump wants you to request your ballot,” the ad states. Department of Defense (DOD) policy prohibits military members from participating in campaign activities such as volunteering for a candidate, attending a rally or appearing in materials while in uniform.
And on a very related note:
As the presidential election looms, Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, tells NPR’s Morning Edition that the military plays no role in politics, and that he has complete trust in America’s institutions to manage election disputes.
“We have established a very long 240-year tradition of an apolitical military that does not get involved in domestic politics,” Milley told NPR’s Steve Inskeep on Sunday. Milley’s comments represent the first time he has addressed the potential for a disputed election in depth in an on-the-record interview.