The military reacting to the Presidential election.
FOX's Lucas Tomlinson reports from the Pentagon:
Defense Secretary Ash Carter issued a memo to his troops Wednesday following President-elect Trump's shocking victory over Hillary Clinton.
Carter thanked his forces for staying above politics and vowed for an orderly transition to the next Commander in Chief.
At the White House President Obama asked people to put party politics aside:
(President Obama) "We have to remember that we're actually all on one team. This is an intramural scrimmage. We're not Democrats first. We're not Republicans first. We are Americans first."
This comes as Russia is preparing a new round of strikes in Syria from warships in the eastern Mediterranean and officials tell me North Korea is ready to launch another ballistic missile.
A reminder that while the battle in the United States was between Republicans and Democrats, overseas, threats to the United States continue:
(President Obama) "We're Patriots first, we all want what's best for this country. That's what I heard in Mr. Trump's remarks."
For Military Matters at the Pentagon, Lucas Tomlinson, FOX News.