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Argentina - Javier Milei has retired 22 generals, in the Army's largest purge since Néstor Kirch

• Defesanet

This weekend, the government of Javier Milei produced the largest purge of Army generals since the inauguration of Néstor Kirchner in 2003, or even 1983.

The appointment of Brigadier General Alberto Presti as the new army chief automatically provoked the retirement of 22 generals older than him.

If the head of the Joint Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Juan Martín Paleo, who requested his voluntary retirement pass, is added to the list

The purge in the Navy reaches seven admirals and three brigadiers in the Air Force also retire, so the great shock was in the Army.

In 2003, then-President Néstor Kirchner appointed the head of the Río Gallegos Infantry Regiment, Roberto Bendin i, as head of the Army and forced the retirement of 19 generals older than him. In addition to appointing "modern" leaders, Kirchner forced the retirement of former admirals and brigadiers, causing a beheading in the leadership unprecedented in twenty years of democracy.