Marine Vet Lawmaker Tells Military To Question The Orders They’re Given

A lawmaker who earned the Bronze Star during combat in Iraq as a Marine officer is denouncing President Donald Trump’s foreign policy as “rudderless,” and calling on active-duty military officers to question the orders they’re getting from the commander in chief and refuse to follow them if they’re not lawful.

Rep. Seth Moulton, a Massachusetts Democrat and former presidential candidate who ended his White House bid in August, made the remarks in a speech at the Atlantic Council on Thursday, a day after Trump triumphantly addressed the nation and announced that Iran seemed to be backing down from hostilities.

On Jan. 3, a U.S. MQ-9 Reaper drone executed a deadly airstrike on Iranian Quds Force commander Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani; Iran retaliated Jan. 7 with a ballistic missile assault on two Iraqi bases that damaged equipment and buildings but did not harm U.S. or Iraqi troops.