WASHINGTON — Lt. Gen. Robert B. Neller, commander of the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command and President Barack Obama’s nominee for the post of Marine Corps commandant, met with harsh criticism on Thursday for his perceived lack of an action plan when it came to U.S. force protection in the wake of the Chattanooga shooting.
Neller testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee at a hearing to consider his potential confirmation as commandant. His reinforcement of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff nominee (and current USMC commandant) Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr.’s view of Russia as a preeminent threat to U.S. national security also came under fire during the committee’s deliberations.
Here is a collection of downloadable and embeddable video clips of Neller’s testimony for use in your coverage of the pre-confirmation proceedings from outside of the Beltway:
(Note: All videos may be reposted or republished with credit to “Jennifer-Leigh Oprihory/Medill National Security Journalism Initiative.”)