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10 former defense secretaries call on Pentagon leaders to keep the military out of election politics
"The time for questioning the results has passed."
Lloyd Austin vows to give Biden ‘direct and unvarnished counsel’ as defense secretary
'I come to this new role as a civilian leader.'
Biden to reportedly pick Gen. Lloyd Austin for Defense Secretary
Biden plans to make an official announcement of his Pentagon nominee on Friday.
Here’s what you need to know about Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller
Miller is a former Green Beret who served with 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
Trump mocks his own Secretary of Defense as ‘Yesper’ and admits that he’s considered firing him
President Donald Trump may be field-testing a new nickname for Secretary of Defense Mark Esper.
Meet Trump’s new nominee to lead the Navy
A retired rear admiral and naval aviator, Kenneth Braithwaite would replace Richard Spencer, who was fired on Sunday.
The US wants South Korea to pay 500% more for its American troop presence
But 96% of South Koreans oppose paying more, according to one study
Esper says he’s ‘open’ to spiking military exercises in South Korea
"I think we have to be open to all those things that empower and enable our diplomats"
A lawmaker wants to award Mattis the Congressional Gold Medal
The award has previously been bestowed on George Washington, Ulysses S. Grant, Douglas MacArthur and Harry S Truman
Free from the INF Treaty, Esper says he wants to deploy new missiles to Asia ‘sooner rather than later’
"I would prefer months ... But these things tend to take longer than expected."
‘I went to war for this country’ — Mark Esper pushes back on Elizabeth Warren’s accusation of working for his ‘own financial interest’
An otherwise sleepy confirmation hearing for Defense Secretary nominee Mark Esper was jolted from its legislative stupor after Sen. Elizabeth … Continued
Trump announces intent to nominate Mark Esper as new Secretary of Defense
These are not official nominations — and as we saw with Shanahan, an intent to nominate doesn't necessarily mean a nomination is close behind.
Mark Esper faces a legal maze to become the next defense secretary
The Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998 has put a number of limitations on acting secretaries, which could make things difficult for Army Secretary Mark Esper
With Shanahan’s departure, it’s the Army’s world — and we’re just living in it
The offices of the Joint Chiefs and Secretary of Defense are about to be filled by the Army
Shanahan is here to stay: Trump plans to officially nominate him as Secretary of Defense
"Based upon his outstanding service to the Country and his demonstrated ability to lead."
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan cleared in ethics probe
It could pave the way for Shanahan to finally get an official nomination from the White House.
On New Year’s Eve, A Brief Phone Call Will Mark The End Of Mattis’ Tenure As Defense Secretary
The handoff between Mattis and Shanahan will have little pomp and circumstance when it takes place.
Mattis’ 2017 Message To Troops Is Worth Remembering: ‘Just Hold The Line’
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has resigned from his post — leaving many to freak out about what's to come in … Continued
Ricks: All I Want For Christmas Is A New Secretary Of Defense
And so Mattis goes. It was probably inevitable after his former subordinate John Kelly was said to be leaving his … Continued
Defense Secretary Mattis Is Out
President Donald Trump said Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is retiring “with distinction” at the end of February 2019, according to … Continued
Mattis On Leaving The Pentagon: ‘I’m Thinking About Retiring Right Here’
With his typical swagger, Defense Secretary James Mattis has swatted down speculation that his time at the Pentagon is nearing … Continued
Will President Donald Trump Replace Secretary Of Defense James Mattis?
After recent allegations presented in Bob Woodward's upcoming book Fear: Trump In The White House, Secretary of Defense James Mattis … Continued
Want To Know How Mattis Got The Callsign ‘Chaos’? Here’s The Story
James. Jim, sure. Jimbo, maybe. Mad Dog, never. “Chaos,” always. But why? For years, it's been widely reported, often by … Continued
5 Perfect Birthday Gifts For The Mad Dog Who Has Everything
Before he was “Mad Dog” and “Chaos,” before he commanded divisions in Baghdad and Fallujah, and before he assumed his … Continued
This Retro Interview Reveals A Young Jim Mattis Before He Was ‘Mad Dog’
Long before James Mattis was Secretary of Defense, he was a Marine general known throughout the Corps as a tough-talking, … Continued