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: Austin, a former general, wins Senate confirmation as U.S.’s first Black secretary of defense

Lloyd J. Austin, a West Point graduate who rose to the Army's elite ranks and marched through racial barriers in a 41-year career, won Senate confirmation Friday to become the U.S.'s first Black secretary of defense......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 22nd, 2021

The Trump-appointed NSA general counsel installed the day before Biden took office is now on leave due to a Department of Defense probe

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi sent a letter to acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller demanding Ellis's installation "immediately cease." Michael Ellis was installed as the NSA.....»»

Category: smallbizSource: nytJan 20th, 2021

The Pentagon reportedly asked top military commanders for advance notice before they take action to protect troops from coronavirus

REUTERS/Amanda Voisard Secretary of Defense Mark Esper has directed combatant commanders to provide advanced notice before taking action to protect troops from.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMar 3rd, 2020

Pentagon says it killed top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani on Trump"s order

Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP The Pentagon has confirmed that the US military, acting on the orders of the president, has killed top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani. Soleimani was reportedly kill.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 2nd, 2020

Trump reportedly called Jim Mattis the "world"s most overrated general" in a chaotic meeting on Syria

AP President Donald Trump belittled his former defense secretary, Jim Mattis, by characterizing him as the "world's most overrated gene.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 16th, 2019

The Uncertain Trump: The Stable Genius Will Lead Us Back To Prosperity

Nearly sixty years ago, the recently retired U.S. Army Chief of Staff, General Maxwell Taylor, wrote a best-selling book about changing our long-term military strategy. Imagine the book that President Do.....»»

Category: blogSource: valuewalkAug 26th, 2019

An Australian defense official reportedly confirmed China"s desire for increased military presence the South Pacific

AFP/Getty Images Australian defense forces are reportedly aware that China "expressed its interest" in increasing its military presence in Vanuatu. The report comes just w.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 24th, 2018

Trump is reportedly pushing for "sweeping" strikes in Syria — but Mattis is pushing back

President Donald Trump's national security team, led by newly appointed national security adviser John Bolton, is in favor of a sweeping military strike on Syrian forces, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Secretary of Defense Jim Mat.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 13th, 2018

Ex-U.S. Military Leader Says "No General Wants to Fight Russia"

Retired four-star U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlove said Russia's armed forces "quickly eliminate imperfections.".....»»

Category: topSource: newsweekMay 23rd, 2018

6 alarming passages from Bob Woodward"s book show Trump"s inability to properly lead the military

Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images Bob Woodward's recent account of how Defense Secretary James Mattis has handled President Donald Trump has serious civil-military implications. Woodward's account shows deep tensions between Trump and .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 4th, 2018

Mattis at the Southern Border

Mattis at the Southern Border Defense Secretary Jim Mattis (General USMC Ret.), has visited troops near McAllen, Texas, and defended the use of the military for bord.....»»

Category: topSource: livetradingnewsNov 15th, 2018

Biden"s pick for assistant health secretary would be the first transgender person confirmed by the Senate

Dr. Rachel Levine, a physician who led Pennsylvania's COVID-19 response, would be the first trans person to serve in a president's Cab.....»»

Category: personnelSource: nytJan 19th, 2021

Meet the economist charged with keeping Biden’s promises to women and people of color

If confirmed, Cecilia Rouse would become the first Black official to head the Council of Economic Advisers, and only the fourth woman......»»

Category: topSource: washpostJan 19th, 2021

Trump is planning an "elaborate" send-off for himself before Biden"s inauguration. He wants a red carpet, military band, and a 21-gun salute, reports say.

President Donald Trump is reportedly planning a military-style send-off to take p.....»»

Category: dealsSource: nytJan 16th, 2021

Tom Vilsack’s nomination as agriculture secretary reopens old wounds for Black farmers

Biden's Cabinet may be “the most diverse in history,” but his pick for agriculture secretary reignited criticism over the USDA’s treatment of Black farmers......»»

Category: smallbizSource: nytJan 14th, 2021

Joe Biden picks Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo, former venture capitalist, to be commerce secretary

President-elect Joe Biden has picked Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo to lead the Commerce Department.President-elect Joe Biden has picked Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo to lead the Commerce Department......»»

Category: topSource: chicagotribuneJan 8th, 2021

Biden picks Boston"s mayor to lead Labor Department: report

President-elect Joe Biden has chosen Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to serve as his Labor secretary, according to a Politico report on Thursday citing unnamed sources. Wal.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 8th, 2021

Biden will nominate appeals court judge Merrick Garland to be attorney general

Garland will likely be confirmed given that Democrats effectively control the Senate following two Georgia runoffs. Judge Merrick Garland. Alex Wong/Getty Images Pre.....»»

Category: personnelSource: nytJan 6th, 2021

A military plane used by Trump is due to land in Scotland the day before Biden"s inauguration, according to a report

The report has fueled speculation that Trump could head to his Scottish golf resort rather than attend Biden's inauguration. Getty A plane previously used by President Trump is reportedly scheduled to land in S.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 5th, 2021

First Black woman to lead the US Naval Academy"s students says the campaign to fight racial issues is for "generations down the line"

"Here in the military, we're in the business where we can't afford to have any.....»»

Category: dealsSource: nytJan 5th, 2021