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Defense Secretary Mattis To Stay On At Pentagon

Defense Secretary Mattis To Stay On At Pentagon freebeacon.com · by Bill Gertz · November 8, 2018ShareEmail Secretary of Defense James Mattis / Getty Images BY: Follow @BillGertz November 8, 2018 11:50 am Contradicting press reports, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has no plans to step down and leave the Trump administration following the midterm elections, his spokeswoman says. “No. There […]

General, Five Others Reprimanded In Connection With 2017 Ambush That Left Four Dead

General, Five Others Reprimanded In Connection With 2017 Ambush That Left Four Dead Stars and Stripes Maj. Gen. Marcus Hicks received a reprimand for insufficient oversight of of his officers in connection with death of four U.S. soldiers in 2017, The New York Times reported. U.S. AIR FORCE By STARS AND STRIPES Published: November 5, 2018 […]

U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF): Background And Issues For Congress

The most current SOF report from CRS can be downloaded at this link:https://crsreports.congress.gov/product/pdf/RS/RS21048   U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF): Background and Issues for Congress Updated October 29, 2018     Congressional Research Service https://crsreports.congress.gov RS21048     Summary  Special Operations Forces (SOF) play a significant role in U.S. military operations and, in recent years, have been given greater responsibility for […]

The Navy We Need

The Navy We Need National Review Online · by Jerry Hendrix · October 25, 2018 (Roman Genn)How to respond to China’s challenge at sea China is building a navy, and it clearly intends to challenge the United States and the broader international community — not only in the waters off its coast, but on all the high seas […]

Choosing The Chairman Of The Joint Chiefs Of Staff

Choosing The Chairman Of The Joint Chiefs Of Staff Lieutenant Commander Daniel R. Green, U.S. Navy Reserve, Ph.D.Bym.usni.org9 minsView Original The process of selecting, vetting, and nominating a Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is often viewed as highly idiosyncratic—revolving around “politics” (however defined), rotation among the military services, or simply trying to choose […]

Who Will Replace Mattis?

Who Will Replace Mattis? Foreign Policy · by Lara Seligman · October 15, 2018 Report Trump signals in an interview that his defense secretary might be out. U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis speaks to members of the press before a press briefing at the Pentagon on Aug. 28. (Zach Gibson/Getty Images) Rumors have circulated for months that U.S. […]

Trump Set To Shuffle His Generals

Trump Set To Shuffle His Generals CNN · by Barbara Starr, CNN Pentagon Correspondent Washington (CNN)As President Donald Trump grapples with a number of huge foreign policy challenges over the coming months, he is going to have to make some key decisions on the generals who advise him and lead the US military.Behind the scenes, the White […]

U.S. General Considered Nuclear Response In Vietnam War, Cables Show

U.S. General Considered Nuclear Response In Vietnam War, Cables Show The New York Times · by David E. Sanger · October 6, 2018 President Johnson with Gen. William Westmoreland in South Vietnam in 1967.CreditYoichi Okamoto/Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library WASHINGTON — In one of the darkest moments of the Vietnam War, the top American military commander in Saigon […]

The Last Americans Fighting In Afghanistan

Opinion The Last Americans Fighting In Afghanistan A rare look at the front lines where Special Forces battle the Islamic State. Operational Detachment Alpha members using high-powered telescopes to search for Islamic State fighters hidden in the mountains.CreditCreditPhotographs by Andrew Quilty Opinion The Last Americans Fighting in Afghanistan A rare look at the front lines […]

‘On Desperate Ground’ Book Review: Victory in Retreat; The Hubris Of MacArthur Main Cause Of Casualties At Chosin Reservoir

Excerpts: ‘On Desperate Ground’ Review: Victory in Retreat The hubris of MacArthur, rather than the fighting, was the main cause of casualties at the Chosin Reservoir https://www.wsj.com/articles/on-desperate-ground-review-victory-in-retreat-1538085683? By Mark YostSept. 27, 2018 6:01 p.m. ET In a somber ceremony at Honolulu’s Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in early August, the remains of 55 U.S. troops who fought […]