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James Cartwright

Too Big to Jail? Why Kidnapping, Torture, Assassination, and Perjury Are No Longer Crimes in Washington

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Tthere is but one crime for which anyone in America's national security state can be held accountable in a court of law, and that's leaking information that might put those in it in a bad light or simply let the American public know something more about what its government is really doing.

Nuclear Titanic

Joe Cirincione | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Perhaps we need 50 or even 100 nuclear weapons. To be safe, perhaps we keep an active stockpile of 450 nuclear weapons, as nuclear experts recommended in a 2012 study. We have 5,000 today.

Cutting the Solid Gold Nuke

Benjamin Loehrke | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
Benjamin Loehrke

Despite the lack of military value, the Pentagon still wants to refurbish the remaining bombs -- a process that would cost a fortune. The planned upgrades would cost $28.9 million per bomb -- twice as much as the cost of the bomb's weight in gold.

Retired General Reportedly Target Of Leaks Probe

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is under investigation for allegedly leaking classified information about a cov...

Retired Pentagon General Target Of Leak Investigation

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is under investigation for allegedly leaking classified information about a cov...

Retired Pentagon General Targeted In Leak Investigation: Report

NBC News | Michael Isikoff | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

Legal sources tell NBC News that the former second-highest ranking officer in the U.S. military is now the target of a Justice Department investigatio...

Come Hagel or High Water: In the Shade of Iraq

William Bradley | Posted 04.03.2013 | World
William Bradley

While it's probably not a saying the president uses, Hagel is his choice, come hell or high water. Obama's getting more than a little of both in the bargain. He's going to get Hagel, too. But not thanks to Hagel's public performance skills.

Report On Retired Generals Finds Shocking Result

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics

A report released Monday by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington and the Brave New Foundation found that 70 percent of retired three-a...

Andrea Stone

Top General Calls For Deep Cuts In Nuclear Arsenal

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A blue ribbon commission headed by a former commander of U.S. nuclear forces Tuesday called for an end to "Cold War thinking" and a shar...

Will the $55 billion bomber program fly?

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By David Axe, iWatch NewsWhen the Obama administration dispatched three B-2 bombers from a Missouri air base on March 19 last year to cross the ocea...

David Wood

U.S. Plans For Possible Air War On Iran

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 02.29.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- Planning for an air war against Iran continues inside the Pentagon, and the U.S. Air Force could mount such intense strikes against Iran...

Top General: Defense Department's IT In 'Stone Age'

Computerworld | Posted 09.20.2011 | Technology

U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James "Hoss" Cartwright, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was sharply critical Tuesday of the Defense Department's I...

Iran Debate: "Playing With Dangerous Things"

Joel Rubin | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics
Joel Rubin

Check out this Bloggingheads TV debate on Iran policy that I just did with Josh Block. Josh is the former AIPAC Spokesman and I'm the former J Street...

Inside Obama's Decision To Shake Up His National Security Team

AP | By ROBERT BURNS | Posted 08.01.2011 | Politics

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY PLANE OVER THE PACIFIC (AP) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the reshaping of much of President Barack Obama's natio...

Harsh Realities Impinge on Obama's Emerging Doctrine

William Bradley | Posted 08.01.2011 | World
William Bradley

In the wake of the take-down of Osama bin Laden, President Barack Obama used last week's glittering European tour to further lay out and demonstrate his emerging multilateral geopolitical doctrine.

The President's Pick For Joint Chiefs Of Staff

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A general installed just last month as the Army's top officer is President Barack Obama's surprise choice to become the next chairm...

Sources Reveal Obama's Top Choice For Key Afghanistan Post

AP | Posted 06.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is likely to name seasoned diplomat Ryan Crocker as the next U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, several sources told...

Amanda Terkel

Military Looking To Quickly Move Forward On DADT Rollback, But Discharges Still Possible In Meantime

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Pentagon officials said Friday that the Department of Defense is moving to speed the rollback of "don't ask, don't tell," and that Defen...

Tom Donilon: The Last Best Hope to Help Obama Make Vital Strategic Leaps

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

After the announcement that Tom Donilon would succeed General Jim Jones as President Obama's National Security Adviser, Donilon went from being the busiest man in the White House to the even-busier busiest man. This is good, and bad, news.

Obama Calls For Defense Spending Cuts

Fox News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration has asked the military's Joint Chiefs of Staff to cut the Pentagon's budget request for the fiscal year 2010 by more than 10 ...