Lots of talk but I see no reasons for these people being canned from the military. The fact that 157 majors in the Air Force were booted during a draw down AND after having been passed over twice is no surprise to me. If an 04 is passed over twice, he's pretty much done, I would say. As for the nuke guy, sounds like a drinking problem to me. Can't really comment on the first list without seeing the REASONS these people were "purged."
Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man gainst his own bosom. Congress have no power to disarm the militia...Tenche Coxe, The Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788.