John K. Singlaub
|John K. Singlaub|
|Birth name||John Kirk Singlaub|
|Born||July 10, 1921|
Independence, California, U.S.
|Died||January 29, 2022 (aged 100)|
Franklin, Tennessee, U.S.
|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)
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.
Criticism of CarterEdit
In 1977, Singlaub was relieved from his position as Chief of Staff of US forces in South Korea after he had criticized President Jimmy Carter's decision to withdraw US troops from the Korean Peninsula in an interview with the Washington Post. Less than a year later, Singlaub was forced to retire after he had publicly questioned Carter's national security policies.
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 contributed to several books and wrote an autobiography.
Singlaub served as a leading figure in US national security and defense matters under both Democratic and Republican Presidents from Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon Johnson to Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon.
- Carter / Singlaub (NBC) from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive
- "Time Magazine – General on the Carpet". Archived from the original on 2013-08-23. Retrieved 2017-11-03.
- Persico, Joseph E. (August 4, 1991). "His Dog Tags Don't Come Off (Book Review)". New York Times. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
- "John Singlaub, American commando and leader, dies at 100". sandboxx.us. January 29, 2022. Retrieved January 30, 2022.
- "Maj General John Singlaub OSS, Ranger, Jack, CCRAK, MACV-SOG has died". SOF Magazine. 29 January 2022. Archived from the original on 30 January 2022. Retrieved 30 January 2022.