First, admiral Mullen and Secretary Gates are right to ask for time, and Congress and supporters of repeal should give it to them.
Now, again the reason admiral Olson and admiral McRaven didn't want to talk is this command conflict of interest.
He used language to make his host, the Navy admiral who was the country's top military officer, blush.
The current chairman, admiral Mike Mullen, retires in the fall.
When admiral Mullen testified, it was one of the most memorable moments of our lives.
The admiral, who had been quelled for the moment, burst out afresh.
They said, the gentleman who presided, was a Sir Borlase Warren, the admiral on the station.
Him the admiral now put forward with his great crossbow and long arrows.
Among the officers who came and spoke to us, was an admiral, Sir Isaac Coffin.
No doubt he recognized that, if the admiral made a fool of himself, he would be afraid to issue warrants in soberness.
c.1200, "Saracen commander," from Old French amirail (12c.) "Saracen military commander; any military commander," probably ultimately from Arabic title amir-ar-rahl "chief of the transport," officer in the Mediterranean fleet, from amir "leader;" influenced by Latin ad-mirabilis (see admire).
Italian form almiraglio, Spanish almirante are from confusion with Arabic words in al-. Meaning "highest-ranking naval officer" is from early 15c. As a type of butterfly, from 1720, possibly a corruption of admirable.