Later, interviewing for a job at the CIA, Golsteyn was blunt about what he did. The Obama administration then stripped him of his Silver Star and gave him a general discharge, after a board of officers at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, refused to allow the Democratic president's administrators to pursue a charge of violating the law of armed conflict.
The case hinges on whether making bombs but not carrying a gun makes one unarmed and off-limits to American bullets. Oddly enough, President Obama has ordered cruise missiles and drones to take out targets that often lead to the death of thousands of innocents.
Army Secretary John McHugh stripped Golsteyn of his award.
From the Washington Times:
Rep. Duncan Hunter, California Republican and a former Marine Corps officer who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, took up Maj. Golsteyn’s cause.
In the House Committee on Armed Services, Mr. Hunter won passage of an amendment to the 2016 defense budget/policy bill that would block a service secretary from doing what Mr. McHugh did.A Democratic-controlled Senate authorized the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2001 and 2002. They have since made it as difficult as possible to win that war and in 2011, President Obama threw away our victory in Iraq by withdrawing, which has led to the Islamic State to take over half the country