The Obama administration's thorny relationship with the Marines, especially in the wake of decisions like the one to end "Don't Ask Don't Tell," appears to have just gotten much more thorny. Buzzfeed notes the cover of a magazine devoted to Marine Corps issues, which should make several Obama administration operatives nervous:
The Washington Examiner has a story summarizing the article, as well as a video previewing it. Both follow:
According to the article, of the 792 active-duty troops and mobilized reservists who responded to this year's Military Times Poll, 44 percent said that they disapprove of the way Obama is handling his job as commander in chief.
The article cites hot button issues such as repeal of "don't ask, don't tell," relaxing restrictions of women in combat, and steep budget cuts, behind the disapproval numbers.
The report highlights the recent controversy over a Tea Party Facebook page operated by active Marine Sgt. Gary Stein.
The full article is available only to Marine Times subscribers.