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Gen. Joseph Dunford

Trump Extols ‘My Friend,’ Gen. Milley; CJCS Promises ‘Candid’ Advice

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Subtle, significant differences in what the two men said about foreign allies reveal one of the potential fault lines between Trump and Milley.

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Transparent & Apolitical: SecDef Esper’s Pledge

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


In a media-wary administration, the big news from Defense Secretary Mark Esper’s formal press briefing was that he actually held one, and pledged to keep doing so.

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25 Army Brigades Ready; End Of Cold War Weapons: Acting SecArmy On Next CJCS

Posted by Colin Clark on


Under Gen. Milley the Army went from two ready brigades to 25 and it finally — after at least three false starts — began to shed the heavy weight of the Cold War weapons known as the Big Five.

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Gen. Milley Pledges To Speak Truth To Trump

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


“Arlington is full of our comrades, and we understand absolutely full well the hazards of our chosen profession … and we are not going to be intimidated into making stupid decisions. We will give our best military advice, regardless of the consequences to ourselves.”

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HASC Chair Smith To White House: Forget Your Space Force

Posted by Colin Clark on


The day before Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahn appears before the HASC, Chairman Smith hammers White House Space Force.

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The Secretary Of Reassurance Has Resigned: Farewell To Mattis

Posted by Paul McLeary on


WASHINGTON: After two years of reassuring US allies that Donald Trump’s America would not abandon them, Jim Mattis finally had enough. Even before Trump was sworn in as president, the announcement that he would pick Mattis as his Secretary of Defense was met with delighted relief “from the right, from the left, and from overseas.”… Keep reading →

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The US & China: A Colder Peace or Thucydides’ Trap?

Posted by James Kitfield on


As President Trump pushes Beijing on trade and cyber espionage, the United States and China are on a collision course. The U.S. urgently needs a new strategy to avoid the traditional fate of rising and status quo powers: catastrophic war.

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$750 Billion Or Bust? Trump’s (Latest) Big Defense Budget Bound For Big Fights

Posted by Paul McLeary on


Few of the experts we spoke to expect the administration to actually see the full $750 billion President Trump will reportedly propose this week. Between Trump himself calling the figure a “negotiating tactic” and the potential for it driving a $1.2 trillion deficit, the odds are awfully long.

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Sen. Warner, Gen. Dunford Question Google, Silicon Valley For Helping China

Posted by Paul McLeary on


The Pentagon and, increasingly, Congress have grown frustrated with tech giants who shy away from US government work while flocking to Beijing to tap a massive — but authoritarian — market.

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Pentagon Frustrated By Silicon Valley Rejection: Joint Chiefs Chairman

Posted by Paul McLeary on


HALIFAX: The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs expressed frustration Saturday over the refusal of some tech giants to work with the US military. “I have a hard time with companies that are working very hard to engage in the market inside China,” said Gen. Joe Dunford at the Halifax Security Forum, “then don’t want to work… Keep reading →

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