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Obama Chooses Marine General As New Joint Chiefs Chairman

Reuters | Roberta Rampton | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 4 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday will nominate Marine General Joseph Dunford as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs o...

It's Chow Time at the White House, Brother

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

What gays and lesbians are looking for -- and will be marching for on Sunday -- is nothing special, and that's exactly the point. It's what every other American already has: equal treatment under the law

For Gays in the Military, Obama's Good Intentions Not Enough

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

Good intentions are no substitute for the change our service members are counting on, especially those who might like to be relieved from a third or fourth or fifth tour in Iraq or Afghanistan.

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 ...

Retire Admiral Mullen

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

Officers like Mullen must be reminded of a basic lesson of democracy -- the military is there to carry out the civilian authority's orders, not to publicly pressure the president to follow the Pentagon line.

The Second Debate Revealed a Fatal Flaw in McCain's Candidacy

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

It's easy to take a position in a campaign. But the promises are empty if the candidate has a record opposing those very positions.

Joint Chiefs Chair Make Surprise Visit To Pakistan Amid Mounting Tensions

NY Times | Salman Masood and Graham Bowley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, America's top military official, made a hastily arranged visit to Pakistan on Tuesda...

Joint Chief Of Staff Chairman Warns Soldiers To Stay Out Of Politics

NY Times | Thom Shanker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has written an unusual open letter to all those in uniform, warning them to stay out of politics as the nati...

Joint Chiefs Chairman Mullen: Military Ready To Accept Repeal Of 'Don't Ask Don't Tell'

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For quite some time, U.S. troops have supported repealing the military's "Don't Ask Don't Tell" (DADT) policy. A December 2006 poll of servicemembers ...

Joint Chiefs To Give Own View On Troop Cuts In Iraq

Associated Press | Robert Burns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Pentagon's top generals and admirals will make their own assessment for President Bush on whether to continue pulling U.S. troops out of Iraq in t...

Outgoing Joint Chiefs Chair: I Assumed "The Iraqi People...Would Welcome Liberation"

DC Examiner | Rowan Scarborough | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The number of top generals willing to admit mistakes in planning for post-Saddam Hussein Iraq is increasing. The most recent mea culpa came right fro...