Major General Kenneth F. McKenzie former CENTCOM J-5 Future Ops

An account of the testimony of USG sentencing witness Major General Kenneth F. McKenzie former CENTCOM J-5 Future Ops in the legal proceedings of US v. Pfc. Manning on August 9, 2013
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Alexa O'Brien @alexadobrien
Next up is the open afternoon session with the J-5 of CENTCOM-- Major General Kenneth F. McKenzie, USMC Headquarters Staff... #Manning
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...at the time of charged offenses, McKenzie, served as the Dep to Dep Chief of Staff for Stability, for ISAF in Kabul, Afghan... #Manning
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...1 month after Manning arrested in Iraq, McKenzie "was assigned as the Director, Strategy, Plans, & Policy (J-5) for CENTCOM... #Manning
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... in Aug 2012, McKenzie reported to HQ Marine Corps to serve as Director of the Quadrennial Defense Review Integration Group. #Manning
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Back to McKenzie-- so currently he is working as Dir of the Quadrennial Defense Review Integration Group which is he testified... #Manning
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McKenzie 'Congressionally mandated-- submitted to Congress every 4 yrs-- QDR...' #Manning
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... each service provides flag officer to helo complete report-- strategy and programs for mil for next 20 years... #Manning
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...this one will be submitted 2014' said McKenzie #Manning
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Yearago McKenzie left CENTCOM to wrk on QDR. At CENTCOM he was J-5 (future ops, compared to Donegan J-3 current ops) #Manning
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Back to McKenzie examination by the USG Left off here-- https://t.co/LojyrHaAQx #Manning
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McKenzie testified as CENTCOM J-5 (future ops) , 'broadly, development-- overall strategic plan & maintenance...' #Manning
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...of theater activities working with Department of State-- foreign military-- sales of arms-- [all part of his] "portfolio"...#Manning
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[Pentagon people sure love talking about their 'portfolios'] #Manning
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...and long term strategic activity,' said McKenzie #Manning
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The USG asked McKenzie if he would be testifying to his 'experience' while at CENTCOM. He answered affirmately. #Manning
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USG then questioned McKenzie about his resume so to speak-- this is to lay the foundation for him being qualified as 'expert'... #Manning
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...to that McKenzie can testify to his 'opinion' #Manning
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McKenzie was in the Marines Corps for 35 years. Here is his official bio. https://t.co/6fOjaOEe62 #Manning (moving on)
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McKenzie was a speech writer for the Marines Corp commandant as a yong officer-- and the Secretary to the Commandant. #Manning
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McKenzie also briefed Obama on the transition team before the president came into office #Manning
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And, most interestingly McKenzie responsible as 'deputy to deputy' COS of ISAF for econ & govt development in Afghanistan #Manning
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While McKenzie was J-5 for CENTCOM, the commander was (temp) LtGen John R. Allen., then fGen James Mattis now w/ General Dynamics #Manning
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McKenzie testified that he was at CENTCOM from the Summer of 2010 to Aug 2012 #Manning
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McKenzie J-5 (future ops) was part of Gen Mattis, commander of CENTCOM staff & worked closely w J-3 (Donegan, dir of current ops) #Manning
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McKenzie, 'Close cooperation w/ Donegan & component commanders-- combat forces of CENTCOM -- daily convo w broad slice of staff' #Manning
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