John K. Singlaub
|John K. Singlaub|
Major General John K. Singlaub
|Birth name||John Kirk Singlaub|
|Born||July 10, 1921|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1943–1977|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
|Awards||Distinguished Service Medal (2)|
Legion of Merit (3)
Bronze Star (2)
Air Medal (2)
Early life[change | change source]
Singlaub was born in Independence, California. He studied at the University of California, Los Angeles. He served in the United States Army during World War II and parachuted into Occupied France to fight with the French Resistance.
Jimmy Carter criticisms[change | change source]
In 1977, Singlaub was relieved from his position as Chief of Staff of U.S. forces in South Korea after criticizing President Jimmy Carter's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from the Korean peninsula in an interview with the Washington Post. Less than a year later Singlaub was forced to retire after publicly questioning President Carter's national security policies.
Political activity[change | change source]
In 1979 Singlaub founded the Western Goals Foundation, a private intelligence network that was found to have supplied weapons to the contras during the Iran-Contra affair during the Ronald Reagan administration. Singlaub has contributed to several books, as well as writing an autobiography.
Singlaub served as a leading figure in U.S. national security and defense matters under Democratic and Republican U.S. Presidents, from Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson to Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon.
References[change | change source]
- Carter / Singlaub (NBC) from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive
- Time Magazine – General on the Carpet
- Persico, Joseph E. (August 4, 1991). "His Dog Tags Don't Come Off (Book Review)". New York Times. Retrieved 24 June 2015.