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  • (Wikileaks) Private emails with the SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (!!)

    11/04/2016 10:24:09 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 97 replies
    WIkileaks ^ | Nov 04 2016 | released by Wikileaks
    From:john.podesta@gmail.com To: r_m_gates@att.net Date: 2008-11-16 18:51 Subject: Re: Contact Information Thx. ------Original Message------ From: Bob Gates To: John.Podesta@gmail.com Sent: Nov 16, 2008 3:42 PM Subject: Contact Information John, If you or anyone needs to contact me or talk with me privately during business hours, you can reach me through my personal e-mail at r_m_gates@att.net (there is an underscore -- r_m_ -- after the r and m in place of a period. I offer that because you indicated you had tried unsuccessfully to reach me by e-mail: the underscores in the address may not have come through in my initial e-mail...
  • Chuck Hagel Breaks His Silence-the Obama inner circle's culture of deceit and delusion

    12/22/2015 7:16:26 AM PST · by SJackson · 29 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 22, 2015 | Ari Lieberman
    Chuck Hagel Breaks His Silence A glimpse inside the Obama inner circle's culture of deceit and delusion. December 22, 2015 Ari Lieberman I've never been a big fan of former Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, but one cannot help but feel some sympathy for a man who had to endure two years of fecklessness, incompetence and back-stabbing in the Obama White House. It would have been enough to drive any sane person stark, raving mad. Hagel announced his resignation in November 2014 (he stayed on a bit longer until replaced by Ashton Carter), but the brutal reality is that...
  • Hagel: The White House Tried to ‘Destroy’ Me

    12/18/2015 5:29:30 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 146 replies
    Jet-lagged from a long overseas trip, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel had just sat down with his wife for a quiet dinner at an upscale Italian restaurant in northern Virginia when his phone rang. It was the White House on the line. President Barack Obama wanted to speak with him. It was Aug. 30, 2013, and the U.S. military was poised for war. Obama had publicly warned Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad that his regime would face consequences if it crossed a “red line” by employing chemical weapons against its own people. Assad did it anyway, and Hagel had spent the day...
  • Pentagon chief Carter not offering new arms deal to Israel

    07/19/2015 10:12:53 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 20 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 19, 2015 | ROBERT BURNS
    In the face of Israeli outrage over the Iran nuclear accord, the Pentagon is moving quickly to reinforce arguably the strongest part of the U.S.-Israeli relationship: military cooperation. But officials say Washington has no plans to offer new weaponry as compensation for the Iran deal. Defense Secretary Ash Carter left for Tel Aviv on Sunday to push ahead with talks on ways the U.S. can further improve Israel's security not just with Iranian threats in mind, but an array of other challenges, including cyberdefense and maritime security. Israel also has expressed concern that U.S. sales of advanced weaponry to...
  • Pentagon Spokesman Resigns After New SecDefs First Day on Job

    02/18/2015 3:50:46 PM PST · by Perdogg · 64 replies
    Navy Rear Admiral John Kirby, the press secretary of the Pentagon and they guy you always see explaining American military action on television, announced his sudden resignation today, one day after the new Secretary of Defense was sworn into office.
  • New SecDef Cant Even Defend His Wife From Joe Biden

    02/17/2015 10:19:12 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 53 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/17/2015 | Betsy Rothstein
    Tuesday, at Defense Sec. Ash Carters swearing-in ceremony, Biden got all touchy feely with Carters wife, Stephanie. From the pictures, it looks like hes whispering sweet nothings into her right ear. Hes also getting a good whiff of her shampoo. Lets give him the benefit of the doubt: Perhaps he was trying to be comforting after her spill on the ice at the Pentagon this morning while she was accompanying her husband on his first day on the job.
  • Breaking: Ashton Carter confirmed as new Sec of Def (93-5)

    02/12/2015 12:19:07 PM PST · by GIdget2004 · 64 replies
    Twitter ^ | 02/12/2015 | Mike Memoli
    5 Senators who voted against confirmation of Ashton Carter as new Defense Secretary: Sen. Roy Blunt, R- Mo.; Sen. John Boozman, R- Ark.; Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho; Sen. Mark Kirk, R- Ill.; Sen. James Risch, R-Idaho
  • Obama removing DoD's Hagel

    11/24/2014 7:02:03 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 23, 2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama will announce the resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday in the first high-profile personnel move since Democrats suffered significant losses in this month's midterm elections. "In October, Secretary Hagel began speaking with the President about departing the administration given the natural post-midterms transition time," a senior administration official said. Obama will make the announcement with Hagel at 11:00 a.m. According to the White House, a successor will be named "in short order," but Hagel will remain in the post until that person is confirmed by the Senate. A senior administration official praised Hagel as "a steady...
  • CHUCK HAGEL FIRING: TWO WRONGS DON'T MAKE A RIGHT

    11/24/2014 7:51:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/24/2014 | by JOEL B. POLLAK
    The New York Times reports that President Barack Obama is about to dismiss Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. The reason given? That the White House recognized that "the threat from the Islamic State would require a different kind of skills than those that Mr. Hagel was brought on to employ." In other words: Hagel was brought on to downgrade the military radically, but now the military turns out to be necessary, after all. Yet that cannot be the only reason, absent any sign that Obama is committing to a sudden, steep increase in the defense budget, and reversing the non-sequester...
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Is Resigning

    11/24/2014 6:27:55 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 31 replies
    http://www.Businessinsider.com ^ | November 24, 2014 | Michael B Kelley/Hunter Walker
    Secretary Chuck Hagel is resigning, The New York Times reported on Monday. A senior administration official subsequently confirmed to Business Insider that Hagel would resign Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/report-defense-secretary-chuck-hagel-is-resigning-2014-11#ixzz3JzprGedA
  • Hagel Said to Be Stepping Down as Defense Chief Under Pressure

    11/24/2014 6:43:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 24, 2014 | Helene Cooper
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down under pressure, the first cabinet-level casualty of the collapse of President Obamas Democratic majority in the Senate and the struggles of his national security team amid an onslaught of global crises. The president, who is expected to announce Mr. Hagels resignation in a Rose Garden appearance on Monday, made the decision to ask his defense secretary the sole Republican on his national security team to step down last Friday after a series of meetings over the past two weeks, senior administration officials said.
  • At ease: Obama eyes transgendered troops

    08/26/2014 3:15:23 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 67 replies
    http://washingtonexaminer.com ^ | August 26, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    Having already lifted the dont ask, dont tell ban on gays in the military, the Pentagon likely will allow transgendered Americans to serve openly in the military where 15,500 now secretly serve, according to a new report issued by top former generals. Three of the top brass, endorsing the deployment of transgendered troops, also said their effort has the support of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and President Obama. In a statement accompanying the 29-page report issued Tuesday, they said, Our conclusion is that allowing transgender personnel to serve openly is administratively feasible and will not be burdensome or complicated. Three...
  • Hagel: Islamic State 'beyond anything we've seen'

    08/21/2014 1:38:39 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 43 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 21, 2014
    US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned Thursday that the Islamic State is more than a traditional "terrorist group" and better armed, trained and funded than any recent threat. "They marry ideology and a sophistication of strategic and tactical military prowess. They are tremendously well funded. This is beyond anything we have seen," Hagel told reporters.
  • Guess who was missing at funeral of highest ranking officer killed in combat since Vietnam War

    08/16/2014 3:22:24 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 59 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | August 15, 2014 | William A. Jacobson
    NBC News reports U.S. Army Major General Harold Greene was buried today at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors, including a caisson, two escort platoons, casket team, firing party, colors team, and a caparisoned horse. The U.S. Army band, Pershings Own, played softly as the funeral procession made its way down the long hill past the rows of simple white gravestones to bring General Greene to his final resting place. The graveside service began with a few words, followed by a 13-gun salute. The major generals widow, Dr. Susan Myers, was seated in the front row. To her right...
  • Hagel Authorizes More Housing for Children From Central America

    07/24/2014 7:59:54 AM PDT · by Lobbyist · 25 replies
    DoD News, Defense Media Activity ^ | July 23, 2014 | Nick Simeone
    WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has authorized more temporary housing to shelter an additional 5,000 unaccompanied alien children anticipated to arrive in the United States from Central America in the coming months.
  • New TV Ad from Gary Bauer Hits Thad Cochran for Supporting Chuck Hagel for Defense Secretary

    06/20/2014 9:45:05 AM PDT · by Wolf13 · 1 replies
    Gary Bauer CWFPAC ^ | 6-20-14 | The Wolf
    A new TV ad by Gary Bauer's PAC, Campaign for Working Families, exposes Mississippi Senate candidate Thad Cochran for his support of Chuck Hagel for Secretary of State. Hagel has been a rubber stamp for Obama's disastrous foreign policy agenda.
  • Iraqi Drama Catches U.S. Off Guard (Senior U.S. Off.: Makes you want to kill yourself)

    06/12/2014 6:30:34 AM PDT · by kristinn · 132 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Thursday, June 12, 2014 | Adam Entous and Julian E. Barnes
    At a closed-door gathering of Gulf states in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in May, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and his Arab counterparts all signaled agreement on one thing for the first time: Islamist forces seizing territory in Syria and Iraq had become a regionwide menace that can't be ignored. What they didn't agree on was what to do about it, U.S. officials said.The fall this week of the Iraqi cities Mosul and Tikrit to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham rebel group shows how the insurgent threat is outpacing the response and posing a challenge to President Barack Obama's approach...
  • Hagel throws Obama under bus over Bergdahl White House tried to pin swap scandal on Defense chief

    06/11/2014 7:31:03 AM PDT · by Nachum · 64 replies
    WND ^ | 6/11/14
    WASHINGTON Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel apparently isnt going to let the Obama administration throw him under the bus in the Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl scandal. In fact, you could say just the opposite. In his opening statement this morning at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee, Hagel made a point of saying it was President Obama who made the final decision to swap Bergdahl for five top Taliban leaders, with the full support of his national security team.
  • Congress kept in dark on Bergdahl swap since 2012

    06/03/2014 2:42:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 3, 2014 5:40 PM EDT | Bradley Klapper and Donna Cassata
    Top members of Congress were briefed more than two years ago about the possibility of exchanging an American soldier held captive by the Taliban for five terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, senior Democrats and Republicans said Tuesday. In a statement, House Speaker John Boehner said lawmakers raised serious concerns that were never satisfactorily answered about the potential swap involving Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and received assurances from the Obama administration that if a deal were more likely, Congress would be contacted. Lawmakers werent informed until word came this past Saturday of the exchange.
  • Hagel: U.S. didnt negotiate with terrorists in securing Bergdahls release

    06/01/2014 9:56:45 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 87 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 1, 2014 | David Sherfinski
    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said the U.S. did not negotiate with terrorists in the process of exchanging the transfer of five terrorism suspects for the release of the only American prisoner of war in Afghanistan. We didnt negotiate with terrorists, Mr. Hagel said on NBCs Meet the Press. And I said and explained before, Sergeant Bergdahl is a prisoner of war. Thats a normal process in getting your prisoners back. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was handed over to U.S. special forces by the Taliban Saturday, with the government of Qatar serving as a go-between. Qatar is taking custody of five...