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Retired admiral quit Pentagon board after criticizing Trump

Admiral William McRaven. Photo: Robert Daemmrich Photography Inc/Corbis via Getty Images

Retired 4-star admiral William McRaven resigned from the Pentagon's Defense Innovation Board last month, just 4 days after issuing a public critique of the president in the form of an op-ed he penned after Trump revoked John Brennan's security clearance, Defense News reports.

One key quote: In the op-ed, McRaven, former head of the Special Operations Command, wrote, "Through your actions, you have embarrassed us in the eyes of our children, humiliated us on the world stage and, worst of all, divided us as a nation. If you think for a moment that your McCarthy-era tactics will suppress the voices of criticism, you are sadly mistaken. The criticism will continue until you become the leader we prayed you would be."