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The New York Times Doubles Down In Defense Of Sloppy Reporting On Clinton Emails

The New York Times dug in its heels to defend its inadequate reporting that insinuated that Hillary Clinton broke the law by maintaining a non-government email account as secretary of state, rejecting a call from David Brock, founder...Show More Summary

Pentagon Chief: Everybody STFU

12 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

The new Defense Secretary publicly criticized his own people in public for taking to the press. And in the Pentagon, they’re taking that as a message: ‘Don’t talk to the media.’

'Not Even Sure What Planet I'm On': Morning Joe Befuddled by Media Matters's Hillary Email Defense

After minutes of listening to Media Matters’s  David Brock dissimulate and evade the question of  whether Hillary Clinton broke the law by using a private email account while working as Secretary of State, exasperated MSNBC host Mika...Show More Summary

Pentagon Calls Mosul Briefing a Mistake by CentCom

A U.S. military officer's media briefing about plans for an Iraqi-led ground offensive in Mosul, including its expected timing, amounted to a mistaken disclosure of "military secrets," Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday.

EVEN THE GUARDIAN IS TURNING ON HER: Why the Hillary Clinton email revelations are a significant pr…

EVEN THE GUARDIAN IS TURNING ON HER: Why the Hillary Clinton email revelations are a significant problem: The former secretary of state and likely 2016 candidate’s supporters have rallied to her defense, but the revelations leave Clinton vulnerable to serious criticism.

New U.S. defense chief presses lawmakers for boost in funding

yesterdayNews : The Newsroom

By David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Ash Carter warned lawmakers on Tuesday that continuing cuts to U.S. defense spending were causing "corrosive damage to our national security" and he urged them to back the president's request for a big boost in military funding in 2016. Show More Summary

Australian Secretary Of Defense Not Concerned About Phone Hack; Doesn't Think People Want To Spy On His Phone

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

If you were the Secretary of Defense of a large country, you might think you'd be slightly concerned that foreign agents would want to spy on you. Not so down in Australia apparently, where the current Secretary of Defense, insists that he'd be "surprised" if anyone wanted to find out what was on his phone. Show More Summary

Transgender Veterans Need To Correct Military Records, And Hope Ashton Carter Can Help

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Ashton Carter made a splash last week by saying he's "very open-minded" about transgender people serving in the U.S. military. But if Carter is serious about revisiting the ban on transgender troops, he...Show More Summary

“In the End, We Should Be Able to Defend Ourselves by Ourselves”

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon, known as a hawk, heightened U.S.-Israeli tensions earlier this year by criticizing John Kerry, saying the U.S. secretary of state had a “misplaced obsession and messianic fervor” about the peace process. Show More Summary

Equality news round-up: news on transgender military service, and more

News from the Defense Secretary, Alabama, and more. The post Equality news round-up: news on transgender military service, and more appeared first on Equality On Trial.

Provocation? NATO Conducts Military Maneuvers 300 Yards From Russia's Border

Submitted by Daniel McAdams via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity, When a Russian bomber flew over international waters some 25 miles off the southwest tip of England last week, UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon calledShow More Summary

Are These The Eight Worst PowerPoints The Government Has Ever Produced?

After barely two weeks on the job, new Defense Secretary Ashton Carter issued an unexpected order to commanders preparing to brief him: ditch the PowerPoint. The request, which broke with the Pentagon's tradition of slide deck-driven presentations, only applied to a meeting in Kuwait on anti-ISIS efforts. Show More Summary

Erroll Morris creates ambitious documentary series for ESPN

In a filmmaking career spanning nearly 40 years, Errol Morris has helped liberate a Texas man accused of murder, re-examined the photographs of Abu Ghraib and put the screws to former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara.

Obama Administration: Transgender People Should Not Be Banned From Military Service

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Speaking at an troop event in Kandahar, Afghanistan last Sunday, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter has stated that transgender people should not be automatically banned from service

Death to the PowerPoint

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter might be moving toward making a new demand for top generals — ditch the PowerPoints and simply talk instead. Before meeting on Monday with top officials in Kuwait to discuss Islamic State threats, Carter banned the use of PowerPoint presentations “to challenge his commanders’ thinking,” the Washington Post reported. It is about […]

New Defense Secretary 'Open-Minded' on Transgender Military Ban

Just five days after being sworn in, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter indicated that he wants everyone who is willing and able to serve to be able to do so — and the White House agrees. read more

Obama Now ‘Open’ To Transgendered Soldiers in US Military

Obama’s new Secretary of Defense, Ashton Carter, has said that he doesn’t think that transgender people should be barred from military service. Today Obama’s press secretary has said that Obama

Defense secretary Carter gathers war council on Islamic State group

CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter convened an extraordinary war council Monday on Iraq's doorstep, six days after taking office, to discuss the nitty-gritty of the administration's oft-criticized strategy for countering...Show More Summary

New Defense Secretary Supports Transgender Military Service

A week on the job, Defense Secretary Ash Carter has already expressed support for transgender people serving openly in the military. The post New Defense Secretary Supports Transgender Military Service appeared first on ThinkProgres...

NYT: Battle to Retake Iraqi City Looms as Test of Obama’s ISIS Strategy

So, the New York Times wants to test Obama’s strategy against ISIS with that full disclosure of the plan announced to reporters last week by the pentagon. According to the article, the new Secretary of Defense, Ashton Carter, says he didn’t know anything about the sand-table discussion that the pentagon had with the media, but, […]

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