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The Most Talked About Stories This Week on Military.com

President Trump pauses while speaking to troops at the U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla., Feb. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
President Trump pauses while speaking to troops at the U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla., Feb. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Here are the stories generating the most comments this week on Military.com, along with a sampling of responses edited for clarity:

Sound Off: SEALs Fly the Trump Flag

  • Wait! Navy SEALs can't fly the Commander in Chief's flag? But you can legally burn the American Flag??? Since when? Which imbecile is going to take this to a military court? -- El Frederico
  • It’s important for the military to be non-political in word and in deed. Whatever President is in the Whitehouse, they need to know that they have a dependable and reliable force that will back up the Constitution and the rule of law. (that’s what all of us swore an oath to). -- Carl H

Trump Makes Unannounced Trip to Honor Fallen Navy SEAL

  • Finally something I can respect about him besides the office he holds. Glad he did it and I am going to sincerely assume it was for the right reasons this time, which I suspect, as he did not make a big show out of it and respected the family's wishes for privacy. -- in animo nauta
  • Don't be fooled by Trump reality show. Trump gives less a damn about veterans and active military dead or alive. How can you forget what this fool said about John McCain and POWs on the campaign trail. -- DrillSgt8689

White House Defends Deadly Yemen Raid

  • AL-Q spokesman today stated that because of this raid: "The Flame of Jihad will be unleashed on the U.S.", because we killed innocent women and children. None of us will be safe. -- gunbunny476
  • When did you think we were ever safe, guns? The Russians have had ICBM's pointed at the US since 1958. You've always been 30 minutes from death. Just may have forgotten about them is all. They are just one source. -- 30021289

Retired General Demoted 2 Ranks After Sexual Assault Investigation

  • When I first retired it would have taken me two years to earn what that guy gets in pay per month. He's already had his fun, so nothing can be done to change that. -- Bill
  • A Full Bird Colonel not being able to say "no". That's a laugh. I'll bet it was mutual gratification and latter she got ticked at him for some reason. Why wait six years to file a complaint? -- 20206797

Trump to Mexico: Take Care of 'Bad Hombres' or US Might

  • We should have taken over Mexico years ago then most of our problems would be solved. It has become our responsibility to Educate, House and provide food and Medical Care for millions of Illegals so just go across the border and take over that Rat Hole! -- OldFedVet1941
  • Typical of drumph. Blame someone else for his problems. Fix the problem at home w/ all the drug users and the problem of drugs coming over from Mexico will dry up. -- Lycaon

Marine Corps Will Participate in Pentagon’s F-35 Vs. Super Hornet Review

  • Will the Marines be taking over Naval aviation now? Looks like they have the vast majority of the F35's in the pipeline. -- TeXan1111
  • What some of you fail to understand is we do not need squadron after squadron of stealth aircraft. I has been proven that the Advanced Super Hornet does have some stealth characteristics, is more agile, carries more payload, flies faster etc. Just because the "first" hornet rolled out in the 80s doesn't mean it's obsolete. -- Jason Sparkman

-- Justin Sloan can be reached at Justin.Sloan@Monster.com. Follow him on Twitter @JustinMSloan.