A last ditch effort by Obama's Defense Secretary to soothe the nerves of Asian allies terrified by the next administration.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday he had opposed commuting the prison sentence of convicted leaker Chelsea Manning, who was convicted in 2013 of espionage and other crimes for leaking … Click to Continue »
The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to recommend President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of Defense, retired Marine General James Mattis. The committee voted 26-1 to back Mattis’ nomination when it is received by the full Senate from...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Armed Services Committee voted decisively Wednesday to approve Donald Trump's pick for defense secretary, clearing the way for retired Marine Gen. James Mattis to be confirmed shortly after the president-elect...Show More Summary
Trump's Cabinet: Senate hearings continue Jan. 18, 2017, 12:35 p.m. This is our look at President-elect Donald Trump's transition and the outgoing Obama administration: Senate hearings continue for Trump's cabinet picks for Health Secretary, head of EPA, U.N. ambassador and Commerce Secretary President...
The Senate Armed Services Committee approved Gen. James Mattis as the next Secretary of Defense on Wednesday with a 26-1 vote. Senate Committee...
The Senate Armed Services Committee just voted 26-1 to approve retired USMC Gen. James Mattis as Defense Secretary. Mattis is the first Trump cabinet nominee to pass this initial hurdle and must now by confirmed by the full Senate, where he is expected to face little opposition. Show More Summary
Last week, #Maddog was a top trending hashtag during General Mattis' (ret.) Senate confirmation hearing for Defense Secretary. While this nickname may be ideal for social media discourse, it's completely inadequate to describe what James Mattis and other military leaders have experienced over the course of the last two decades. Show More Summary
There are reports from quite a few news outlets tonight that Defense Secretary Ash Carter personally opposed the decision to commute Chelsea Manning's sentence.
TO PREVIEW THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY, Look At The Confirmation Hearings For His Cabinet Picks: Retired General James Mattis, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for Secretary of Defense, capped a series of head-turning confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill this week. Early in the week, nominees presented a stark contrast to Senate Democrats. On one side, Americans saw […]
A four-star general who served under Barack Obama as the Head of Central Command (Centcom), Mattis was recently nominated as President-Elect Trump’s Secretary of Defense. For his service, James earned a variety of awards, including the Edmund S. Muskie Distinguished Public Service Award, the Ryan C. Crocker Global Citizen of the Year, and the Marine […]
In 1962, William Perry's job was to track Soviet missiles during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Now, he's as worried as he's ever been about the threat of nuclear...
President Barack Obama will be 'missed', former Assistant Secretary of Defense Derek Chollet tells UpFront.
WASHINGTON, Jan 13 (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives backed a waiver on Friday that will allow James Mattis to serve as President-elect Donald Trump's secretary of defense, despite having retired as a Marine General in 2013. Show More Summary
"I'm not concerned about two consenting adults and who they go to bed with," said Trump's pick for defense secretary in Thursday's Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.
The waiver required for Retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis to become the next Secretary of Defense was passed through the House of...
[audio src="http://traffic.libsyn.com/democracynow/dn2017-0113-1.mp3"] Donald Trump’s pick for defense secretary, retired General James "Mad Dog" Mattis, testified at his confirmation hearing that... This is content summary only. Please visit Planet Waves for full links, other content, and more!
Have sex with anyone you want — that's what the would-be Secretary of Defense said on Thursday. Good for him!
President-elect Donald Trump’s selection to be defense secretary took his turn before the Senate on Thursday, coming out of the gate with strong language against Russian President Vladimir Putin and facing questions about his views of women and gays in the military. Ret. Gen. James Mattis faces an extra challenge beyond other nominees. Not only […]
Outgoing defense secretary has been openly critical of what he says have been Russian efforts to sow seeds of global instability