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  • Obama awards himself a medal

    01/04/2017 8:03:48 PM PST · by Colonelbuzzsaw · 36 replies
    Wh.gov ^ | Jan 4, 2017 | Wh.gov
    From President Poseur, for President Poseur. Go to 0:57:00 to view the award ceremony.
  • Pentagon buries evidence of $125 billion in bureaucratic waste

    12/05/2016 6:16:44 PM PST · by AndyJackson · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/5/2016 | Craig Whitlock and Bob Woodward
    Summary - Ash Carter, Frank Kendall and Robert Work bury a Defense Business Board / McKinsey report that $125 B is wasted on bloated bureaucracy in particular supported by hordes of overpaid contractors. Frank Kendall was“very disappointed” by the board’s work, which he criticized as “shallow” and “very low on content.” He said the study had ignored efforts by his agencies to become more efficient." Kendall said he needs 1000 more people working directly under him. Peter Cook, a spokesman for Carter, said the Pentagon chief was busy dealing with “a long list of national security challenges.” He added that...
  • Pentagon and intelligence community chiefs have urged Obama to remove the head of the NSA

    11/19/2016 11:03:04 AM PST · by ColdOne · 20 replies
    WaPo ^ | 11/19/16 | Ellen Nakashima
    The heads of the Pentagon and the nation’s intelligence community have recommended to President Obama that the director of the National Security Agency, Adm. Michael S. Rogers, be removed. The recommendation, delivered to the White House last month, was made by Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter and Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr., according to several U.S. officials familiar with the matter. Action has been delayed, some administration officials said, because relieving Rogers of his duties is tied to another controversial recommendation: to create separate chains of command at the NSA and the
  • GOP lawmaker asks officials to answer questions on NSA chief

    11/19/2016 9:28:14 PM PST · by Bayou City · 9 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | NOVEMBER 19, 2016
    The GOP chairman of a top committee in Congress on Saturday asked the nation's intelligence chief and defense secretary to appear and answer questions about reports that they recommended the ouster of the director of the National Security Agency.
  • Senior U.S. officials recommend removal of NSA director: sources

    11/19/2016 5:15:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Nov 19, 2016 | 6:42pm EST | Phil Stewart, John Walcott, Mark Hosenball and Patricia Zengerle
    The heads of the Pentagon and the U.S. intelligence community have recommended to President Barack Obama that the director of the National Security Agency, Admiral Michael Rogers, be removed from his position, sources familiar with the matter said on Saturday. The recommendation by Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, first reported by The Washington Post, was delivered to the White House last month. Obama chose Rogers to take over at the NSA in 2014 and tasked him with repairing the damage after the huge leaks about its electronic spying program by contractor Edward Snowden. But...
  • President Trump’s Pentagon To Do List

    11/14/2016 7:33:56 PM PST · by pboyington · 15 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 14, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Upon taking the oath of office, President Trump must act immediately to save the military. The US military is on death’s door. For eight years the Obama administration and its willing leftist executioners have used the military as a giant social experiment to implement the most lunatic and destructive policies that have left the armed forces on life support. Trump’s Pentagon to do list can be summarized into three specific areas: Purge the duds, feather merchants and perfumed princes from the ranks of the military and the DoD. Stop the politically correct insanity largely responsible for wrecking the military. Rebuild...
  • Lowering Standards in the United States Military

    11/05/2016 8:26:51 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 48 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | November 5, 2016 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Defense Secretary Ash Carter launched a sweeping review of the military's recruiting standards that may involve relaxed rules on everything from single-parent enlistees to drug use and obesity. He believes the current standards for screening new recruits are “overly restrictive” and preventing America's most talented young people from joining the ranks Carter’s proposal is the latest of his “Force of the Future” personnel reforms. Secretary Carter is concerned that Obama’s military is ill-equipped to recruit and retain the top talent needed for future missions. Of course, Carter ignores the elephant in the room; that being Obama’s social programs are not...
  • Ash Carter’s Force of the Future: Fatsoes, Druggies, Trannies and Trendies

    11/03/2016 5:10:54 PM PDT · by pboyington · 30 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 3, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    The US military is looking for a few fat pot heads… According to the Washington Times, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter spoke on “Force of the Future” military reforms this week that may involve relaxed recruiting rules on everything from single-parent enlistees to drug use and obesity. “We’re going to review and update these standards as appropriate,” Mr Carter said, “Now, some of these things we’ll never be able to compromise on. And we will always have to maintain high standards. But at the same time, these benchmarks must be kept relevant for both today’s force and tomorrow’s, meaning we have...
  • Pentagon may ease recruiting rules for obese people, pot smokers and single parents

    11/02/2016 10:19:43 PM PDT · by kevcol · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 2, 2016 | Douglas Ernst
    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter spoke on “Force of the Future” military reforms this week that may involve relaxed recruiting rules on everything from single-parent enlistees to drug use and obesity. A Tuesday event at City College of New York featured Mr. Carter speaking on the challenges of recruitment in a nation that is fatter, increasingly at ease with smoking marijuana, and producing more single-parent homes
  • The US Navy is heading to the bottom of the sea

    09/18/2016 8:14:45 PM PDT · by pboyington · 27 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | September 18, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    It’s been another stellar couple of weeks for what used to be the world’s greatest navy, but now is nothing more than a continual Carnival Cruise with weapons, all courtesy of Barack Obama, Ash Carter, Ray Mabus and the pusillanimous doormen who call themselves the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Over a week ago, it was reported that a female sailor, serving aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, delivered a 7-pound baby girl. According to the Navy, the woman had no idea she was pregnant. Uh huh… If the concept of delivering babies aboard US ships of war isn’t...
  • The US Military’s Silent Generation

    08/29/2016 5:39:34 PM PDT · by pboyington · 42 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | August 29, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    The US armed forces are being strangled to death by the agents of political correctness, feminism, cultural Marxism and the LGBT agenda. Those agents defined as Barack Hussein Obama, Valerie Jarrett, Ash Carter, Ray Mabus, Eric Fanning and Deborah Lee James. Not a day passes now without some new and completely absurd directive emanating from the Pentagon with one goal; the total feminization and destruction of the US military. Yet, as transgenders demand unisex latrines and women are authorized to serve in Delta Force, not a sound emanates from those Rubber Men of Arlington, those spineless mannequins called the Joint...
  • The US Military is a Politically Correct Weakling

    07/30/2016 8:05:15 PM PDT · by pboyington · 20 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | July 30, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    It’s literally something more absurd every day now… Practically every 24 hour news cycle, the perfumed princes and princesses in the Pentagon announce some ludicrous bit of social engineering that sounds so compassionate, sensitive, politically correct and trendy, but in actuality is another nail in the coffin of the US Armed Forces. The latest bit of total insanity was the announcement that US Navy was going to name a ship after deceased gay activist Harvey Milk. According to USNI News: The Navy is set to name a ship after the gay rights icon and San Francisco politician Harvey Milk, according...
  • New York Times sues for Defense Secretary Ash Carter's emails

    07/18/2016 4:58:24 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 17 replies
    Attorneys for The New York Times and the Justice Department are due in federal court Tuesday as part of a lawsuit seeking to force the Pentagon to release full copies of more than a thousand pages of work-related emails Defense Secretary Ash Carter sent and received from his personal account. Carter, who became Pentagon chief in February 2015, acknowledged in December he conducted official business on his personal email account during his first few months in office, in violation of department rules.
  • Millions in Tax Dollars Will Go to Military's 'Gender Transition Operations'

    07/05/2016 12:27:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    MRC TV ^ | July 1, 2016 10:32am ET | Thomas Murray
    Our tax money will soon go to soldiers so they can have “gender transition surgery.” According to a statement released on Thursday from Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, transgender individuals will now be able to enroll openly in the U.S. Armed Forces. Their gender dysphoria will now be treated like every other medical condition. According to the Associated Press, Carter wanted to rescind the ban on transgenders serving in the Armed Forces last July, allegedly calling such a ban “outdated.” He ordered a six-month study—later extended—which would considered medical and scientific research on the subject. The study also hosted discussions...
  • The US Military is Coming Apart at the Seams

    06/25/2016 7:31:19 PM PDT · by pboyington · 36 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | June 25, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    It was another stellar week at the Pentagon. I knew the Pentagon was up to no good. They had been virtually in monastic silence as Barry Soetero tap danced his way through a chorus line number of cowardice and denial in response to the Orlando shooting. Speaking of chorus lines… Ash Carter came out of hiding yesterday and pounded a couple more nails into the US military’s coffin. The Pentagon is “likely” to repeal its ban on transgender service members next month, defense officials told Fox News Friday, even as one report claimed an announcement could happen as soon as...
  • Ooops! Sec of Defense Ash Carter: ISIS Was Connected To Orlando Terrorist Act

    06/20/2016 11:18:47 AM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 33 replies
    Newsninja2012 ^ | 6-20-16 | Wayne Dupree
    As you know on Monday the Obama administration decided to release partial transcripts of the Orlando terrorist shooter's 911 call. They did the American people an injustice by removing some of the references of how the killer pledged allegiance to ISIS. Yes that's right, your government redirected all mention to the radical Islamic terrorist group called ISIS to help spare the hurt for some of the victims of the attack. Then Obama's Secretary of Defense Ash Carter gives a speech that includes how the shooter was directly connected with ISIS. How stupid can they keystone cops be? Carter gave information...
  • The Pentagon's controversial plan to hire military leaders off the street

    06/19/2016 12:14:49 PM PDT · by BBell · 57 replies
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  • US defense secretary offers closer security ties to China

    06/03/2016 8:23:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 3, 2016 10:24 PM EDT | Robert Burns
    Striking a notably positive tone, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Saturday offered closer U.S. cooperation with China in pursuit of a deeper and broader Asian security network. He said he intends to visit Beijing this year. In a speech to an international security conference in Singapore, Carter repeated frequent U.S. complaints about China unnerving its neighbors with expansive moves to build up reefs, islets and other land features in the disputed South China Sea. But he did not explicitly accuse China of militarizing those areas. He emphasized possibilities for cooperating with China while stating that the U.S. will remain...
  • Carter: 'Unmanned' Job Titles a Challenge to Make Gender-Neutral

    05/27/2016 2:04:56 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 27 replies
    Military.com ^ | May 27, 2016 | Hope Hodge Seck
    As the Navy and Marine Corps enter the final stage of a review mandated by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus aimed at removing the word "man" from job titles in favor of gender-neutral alternatives, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Thursday he has been thinking about ways to apply the practice to the entire Defense Department. Navy and Marine Corps officials have said that all titles, including frequently used ones such as seaman and rifleman, are under a review that began in January at Mabus' request. The move comes as all previously closed job titles across the Defense Department opened to women.
  • Ash Carter accuses Russia of 'nuclear saber-rattling'

    05/03/2016 11:19:04 AM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 33 replies
    cns news ^ | 5/3/16
    Ash Carter is the same person who accuses Russia of trying to destroy our fiber optic cables. Defense Secretary Ash Carter used a U.S. military changing-of-the-guard ceremony Tuesday to blast Russian aggression in Europe, saying Moscow is "going backward in time" with warlike actions that compel a U.S. military buildup on NATO's eastern flank. "We do not seek a cold — let alone a hot — war with Russia," Carter said. "We do not seek to make Russia an enemy. But make no mistake, we will defend our allies, the rules-based international order, and the positive future it affords us."...