Defense Secretary Jim Mattis meets with the Minister of National Defense for the Republic of Korea, the Honorable Han Min-goo, during a visit to Seoul, South Korea, Feb. 3, 2017.
Opinion
The National Security Team Is Looking More And More Like Mattis
Just over a month into the Trump administration, the national-security apparatus is beginning to look a lot like Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.
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Opinion
Is Trump At Fault For The Yemen Raid? One Army Ranger Doesn’t Think So
What happened on the ground in Yemen is on the Navy SEALs who were there, not President Trump.
In January, a Navy SEAL convoy was spotted driving down a highway waving a Trump flag.
Opinion
Sorry, Politico, But Social Media And Trump Aren’t Responsible For Politicizing The Troops
A new Politico article claims that U.S. service members are becoming more politically active on social media. Here’s why that’s misleading.
at the clubhouse of Trump International Golf Club, in Bedminster Township, New Jersey. Gen. Donald Trump holds meetings at the Trump International Golf Club, Bedminster Township, New Jersey, USA - 19 Nov 2016 Mattis is rumored to be a strong candidate for Secretary of Defense in the incoming Trump Administration.
Opinion
Happy Mattis Day: The Plan To Defeat ISIS Is Due Today
Trump gave Mattis 30 days to build a plan to defeat ISIS. Today is the day it should get delivered.
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Opinion
No, Cops Shouldn’t Be Rocking The Punisher Skull
It doesn’t make a lot of sense for a pro-police movement to affiliate itself with the Punisher, a figure who, if he was real, would be arrested for murder.
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Why I Think Lt Clint Lorance Is A Murderer
As Lorance's supporters renew their efforts to petition the White House for a presidential pardon, it's important to remember why he went to prison in the first place.
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Philippine Sea (June 18, 2006) – Aircraft Carriers USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) sail in formation at the start of Exercise Valiant Shield 2006. Valiant Shield 2006 is the largest joint exercise in recent history. Held in the Guam operating area June 19-23, the exercise includes 28 naval vessels. Nearly 300 aircraft and approximately 22,000 service members from the Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard are participating in the exercise. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer's Mate Spike Call (RELEASED)
Opinion
Here’s Why Aircraft Carriers Are Ready To Go The Way Of The Battleship
Against any near peer adversary, aircraft carriers are far too vulnerable to be of much use.
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Opinion
Sean Spicer Is Hiding Behind A Fallen SEAL
The White House Press Secretary suggested that questioning the success of the recent raid in Yemen somehow dishonored the sailor killed during its execution.
Fairchild Air Force Base active and Guard leadership tour the Spokane Veterans Affairs Medical Center while talking to staff and veterans in Spokane, Wash., Feb. 14, 2014.
Opinion
Health Care ‘Choice’ For Veterans Could Leave Many Without Options
Many of the proposals to provide veterans more choice in their health care could wind up cutting them off entirely.
Veterans Affairs Secretary-designate Dr. David Shulkin, currently undersecretary for health at the VA, is sworn-in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, prior to testifying at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee.
Opinion
The ‘Removal’ Of Senior Officials Will Be The First Big Test For New VA Secretary
It will not be enough for the VA secretary to say his hands are tied by law or bureaucratic procedure.
Future soldiers reciting the Oath of Enlistment during the 56th Annual Torrance Armed Forces Day Parade in Torrance, Calif., May 16, 2015.
Opinion
Why Discouraging Americans From Joining The Military Is Totally Wrong
A recent op-ed in Deadspin discouraged people from joining the military because Trump would be their boss. Here’s why that’s misguided.
A sergeant with a Marine Special Operations Team urges Afghan National Army Commandos to move together during a drill at a rifle range outside their compound in Herat, Afghanistan, Nov. 6, 2010.
Opinion
A Former MARSOC Raider Explains How The Travel Ban Endangers Special Operations Forces
Special operations forces rely on trust and respect with Muslim partners to do their jobs. Trump’s ban just broke that trust.
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Opinion
Pilot Retention Is In A Death Spiral. Here’s How The Marine Corps Can Fix It
Pilots are getting out for better pay, better working conditions, and more flight time. The Marine Corps needs to take radical steps to stop the bleeding.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at the Redding Municipal Airport Friday, June 3, 2016, in Redding, Calif.
Opinion
To Hell With Political Boogeymen
If someone can’t, or won’t, articulate why they cast their vote in a political debate, that’s on them. No one else.