One of President Trump’s first and most controversial foreign policy moves was to reorganize the National Security Council, removing the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as a permanent member and effectively replacing him with his chief political strategist, Steve Bannon. Show More Summary
White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon appeared onstage together Thursday to jointly insist that everything is running smoothly in the nascent Trump … Click to Continue »
White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and President Trump advisor Steve Bannon continued their odd couple press tour at a conservative grassroots conference Thursday. In a joint interview at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference outside Washington, D.C., the two reiterated that reports that they do not get along are untrue. “In regard to…
Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus want everyone to know everything between them is all good. President Donald Trump's chief strategist and his chief of staff sat down together for a rare joint appearance Thursday at the Conservative Political...Show More Summary
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Former US Navy Admiral and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen voiced his "grave concern" about US President Donald Trump's appointment of his chief strategist, Steve Bannon, as a member of the National Security Council. In...Show More Summary
Trending on Amazon: Dereliction of Duty: Johnson, McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Lies That Led to Vietnam by H. R. McMaster, President Trump’s new national security adviser.
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Turkey has presented two plans to the US detailing how a joint operation could retake the IS de-facto capital of Raqa in northern Syria, a local newspaper reported Saturday. Turkish Chief of Staff General Hulusi Akar set out Ankara's...Show More Summary
Richard Myers, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under President George W. Bush, is in his first year as Kansas State president, and it would seem that some of the finer points of college sports fandom have been lost on the 74-year-old military man. Read more...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Marine Corps General and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Joseph Dunford will meet with the head of the Russian army's General Staff Valery Gerasimov on Thursday in Azerbaijan, Dunford's office said in a statement on Wednesday.
Daniel R. DePetris Security, Middle East The president has asked that a plan be ready by the end of the month. President Donald Trump has spoken: he wants his secretary of defense and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to get to work immediately on a plan to aggressively confront the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Show More Summary
Admiral Michael Mullen was named as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff by President George W. Bush in 2007 and he was re-nominated to the position by President Barack Obama in 2009. Admiral Mullen received unanimous consent from the United States Senate. Show More Summary
Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Michael Flynn, Trump's national security adviser, were expected to attend the meetings. CENTCOM oversaw a recent raid by U.S. special operations forces on an al-Qaida...Show More Summary
Donald Trump has elevated his chief strategist, Steve Bannon, to a top national security post while downgrading the roles of the director of national intelligence and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. The move adds Bannon to the “principals committee” of the National Security Council (NSC), a role usually filled by the defence […]
x Vimeo Video Now that Steve Bannon made it from right-wing ranter to a notch or two above the Joint Chiefs of Staff, maybe we should take a closer look at him. A boring bureaucrat he ain’t. A scary power-hungry nut, he is. It turnsShow More Summary
By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org Donald Trump is unhinged and ignorant. Steve Bannon is nuts and malicious. If not supervised by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, their decisions could endanger the world.
Donald Trump has reorganized the National Security Council – elevating his chief political strategist Steve Bannon, and demoting the Director of National Intelligence and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Bannon will join the NSC’s principals committee, the top inter-agency group advising...
On national security, Trump has promoted Stephen Bannon - and demoted the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the director of national intelligence.
CNN reports: President Donald Trump’s decision to reorganize the National Security Council in a way that removes the director of intelligence and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from always attending the principals’ committee is “stone cold crazy,” former National Security Adviser Susan Rice said Sunday. Show More Summary