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At the beginning of the Civil War, officers were allow to resign even though it was understood that they would be fighting for the South in that war. When James Longstreet resigned, some of his soldiers wanted to go with him, but he informed them that only officers could resign from the US Army, and they could not join him. A quiet chat with some politically astute senior officer might get this matter cleared up. While I might not always agree with him, I believe General Jones is politically astute.

Pervis James Casey

Riverside, CA

May 21 2009 - 3:45pm