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Ex-Joint Chiefs Chair Dies At 92

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

POTOMAC FALLS, Va. — Gen. David C. Jones, who served as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Carter and Reagan administrations, has ...

Pentagon Should Get Only One Year To Fix Sexual Assault Problem

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The claim from every head of the armed services that the military can solve this problem and leave intact the chain of command issues is about to be tested. Issue your orders to your subordinates. Let it be known that the "look the other way" and "boys will be boys" culture is over.

Dire Warnings Issued On Cuts To 'Hollow' Out Military

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The military's top leaders are warning Congress that automatic spending cuts looming in March would force the Pentagon to slash ope...

War Economy: The Selling of Afghanistan, 2011

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The last president's legacy was tarnished when he declared "Mission Accomplished" too soon. It would be tragic if this president declared victory too late.

Michael Sky is Dying

Norm Stamper | Posted 07.20.2011 | Books
Norm Stamper

Unless you live on a small, green island off Washington State, or haven't read his books or participated in his workshops, you've probably not heard of Michael Sky. He is a dear friend, and he is dying.

Mullen: Military to comply if gay ban law changes

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's top military adviser said Sunday the Pentagon has enough challenges _ including two wars _ without rushing...

Under Obama "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Will Pass Away

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

I am confident that Mr. Obama will work to end the ban on lesbians and gays serving openly in the military. Why am I so confident? Because Barack Obama said so.

Joint Chiefs Chairman "Felt Very Good, Very Positive" After Meeting With Obama

Washington Post | Karen DeYoung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Adm. Michael Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, went unarmed into his first meeting with the new commander in chief -- no aides, no Po...

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...

Bush Bypassing Several Levels Of Chain Of Command To Give Petraeus Priveledged Voice On Iraq

Washington Post | Michael Abramowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

For months, a debate raged at the top levels of the Bush administration over how quickly to reduce the number of U.S. troops in Iraq. But the discussi...

Two-Front War: Troops In Iraq For Surge May Be Needed In Afghanistan

CBS News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Faced with the demands of fighting a two-front war, the Joint Chiefs warned President Bush Wednesday that more U.S. troops may soon be needed in Afgha...