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  • General John R. Allen, commander ISAF Statement [Koran Burning Apology - PUKE ALERT! VIDEO]

    02/25/2012 6:41:44 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2-20-2012 | ISAFMEDIA
    General John R. Allen, commander of the International Security Assistance Force, today issued the following statement:
  • A curveball in Trump’s Veep search: He’s seriously considering a retired general

    07/09/2016 11:04:55 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 330 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 9, 2016 | Robert Costa
    <p>Flynn, 57, a registered Democrat but fierce critic of President Obama, previously ran the Defense Intelligence Agency.</p> <p>The persons, who spoke with The Washington Post on Saturday, requested anonymity to discuss their private conversations in recent days with Trump’s confidants and campaign aides.</p>
  • Special Forces Association Rips Patraeus, McCrystal For Gun Control Betrayal

    06/27/2016 9:42:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 6/27/2016 | Bob Owens
    An influential veterans group is blasting some of their former brass for taking positions that many feel are a violation of their oaths to protect the Constitution. The Special Forces Association forcefully rebuked calls for more gun control from both former CIA director and CENTCOM commander David Petraeus and retired Army general Stanley McChrystal. SFA is a 52 year old national organization composed of members who once served in the U.S. Special Forces. The organization drew up a membership resolution at their annual convention in Jacksonville, Florida on Saturday, confirming prior statements of continued support of the U.S. “Constitution and...
  • Pentagon chief Ashton Carter just fired his top military aide over ‘misconduct’

    11/13/2015 12:16:39 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 48 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | November 12, 2015 | Missy Ryan and Craig Whitlock
    Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter has fired his top military aide for allegations of “misconduct,” a highly unusual move prior to a formal investigation into possible misbehavior by the Army general. In a statement, Carter said that he had removed Lt. Gen. Ron Lewis from his position as senior military assistant. As his top military aide, Lewis was a right-hand advisor to Carter, providing him analysis on military issues, joining him at high-level meetings, and traveling with him on overseas missions. Carter said the Pentagon’s Inspector General would investigate the allegations against Lewis and, if necessary, the Army would take...
  • Muslims Call For Pentagon Action Over General's Remarks (CAIR)

    02/03/2005 3:06:54 PM PST · by Brian Mosely · 98 replies · 5,005+ views
    Prnewswire ^ | 2/3/05
    Press Release Source: Council on American-Islamic Relations Muslims Call For Pentagon Action Over General's Remarks Thursday February 3, 3:30 pm ET Commander of Marine Division in Iraq Says Shooting People is 'Fun' WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on the Pentagon to discipline a top general who earlier this week said it is "fun to shoot some people." At a public event in San Diego, Calif., Lt. Gen. James Mattis said: "Actually, it's a lot of fun to fight. You know, it's a hell of a hoot ... You go into Afghanistan, you...
  • Pentagon removes senior adviser over alleged misconduct

    11/12/2015 3:43:33 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 12 | Kristina Wong
    Defense Secretary Ash Carter is removing a senior military assistant, Army Lt. Gen. Ron Lewis, from his position after learning about allegations of misconduct, Carter announced Thursday. "I directed that this matter be referred to the inspector general of the Department of Defense for investigation," he said in a statement. A senior defense official would not discuss the nature of the alleged misconduct but said Carter was "very surprised" to learn of the allegations.
  • Published on November 14, 2013 America : Obama is purging the U.S. Military by firing 200 Top Milita

    12/07/2015 6:53:51 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 21 replies
    SignsofThyComing You Tube private account ^ | Published on November 14, 201312/7/2015
    Sources Confirm That Obama is Purging The U.S. Army By Firing Top 200 Military Commanders According to Obama's logic, if America is weaker no one would want to attack...
  • MD Attorney General's Office: Sex, guns and egregious ethics violations

    12/01/2015 10:01:58 AM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/115 | veritasvisuals
    Maryland's married Deputy Attorney General tells all to female videographer on hidden video. He reveals Maryland state secrets to a reporter he tries to impress, including a major multi-state EPA case. He provides key information on upcoming governor’s race from a hotel bed and displays his extreme (and secret) position on the Second Amendment from a bar.
  • Jacobs Believes McChrystal "Summoned" by Obama because He Contradicted Biden War Strategy - Video

    10/02/2009 6:42:30 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 24 replies · 1,024+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 2, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Retired Col. Jack Jacobs - an MSNBC Military Analyst - telling Ed Schultz he believes President Obama's meeting with top U.S. Commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, was the direct result of McChrystal's comments yeserday in London that were critical of Vice-President Joe Biden's strategy of "leaving Afghanistan to the Taliban." Jacobs believes McChrystal was "summoned" to Copenhagen by Obama because of those comments. Here is a report on his comments that contricted what Biden has called for: The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, used a speech here Thursday to reject calls for...
  • Iran — Unafraid and Undeterred

    01/30/2015 6:11:58 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 6 replies
    Caroline Glick ^ | 1/30/2015 | Caroline Glick
    Israel’s reported strike January 18 on a joint Iranian-Hezbollah convoy driving on the Syrian Golan Heights was one of the most strategically significant events to have occurred in Israel’s neighborhood in recent months. Its significance lies both in what it accomplished operationally and what it exposed. From what been published to date about the identities of those killed in the strike, it is clear that in one fell swoop the air force decapitated the Iranian and Hezbollah operational command in Syria. The head of Hezbollah’s operations in Syria, the head of its liaison with Iran, and Jihad Mughniyeh, the son...
  • General rushes to White House to warn of Taliban surge

    09/08/2015 5:58:59 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 47 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 09/08/2015 | F. Michael Maloof
    Fall of strategic province could be 'death blow' to Afghan government WASHINGTON – A U.S. general has quietly returned to Washington to brief the White House about a Taliban surge threatening the survival of the U.S.-backed government in Afghanistan as a result of the withdrawal of U.S. troops, especially from strategic Helmand province, a U.S. military intelligence source in Afghanistan told Joseph Farah’s G2Bulletin. Army Gen. John F. Campbell rushed back to Washington this week without publicity to warn the White House that the Taliban is on the verge of taking over the entire Helmand province, the source said. “I...
  • Iran—Is Obama Conning 340 Rabbis or 200 Generals?

    09/03/2015 8:16:15 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/03/15 | David Singer
    Who has Obama conned - the Rabbis or the Generals? Congress--and the world - need to know The upcoming debate and vote in the US Congress to endorse the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran (JCPOA) has become even more critical now that President Obama has reportedly secured the necessary votes to veto any Congressional resolution of disapproval. Congress has been flooded with petitions - ostensibly neither Democrat nor Republican - urging Congressmen to cast their votes by crossing political party lines. 340 Rabbis in their appeal to Congress dated 17 August—have made the following assertions:
  • Obama Fires Top General Without Even a Phone Call

    01/25/2013 7:53:06 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 102 replies
    Obama Fires Top General Without Even a Phone Call Daniel Halper January 25, 2013 10:26 AM President Barack Obama fired General James Mattis, the head of Central Command, without even calling the general to let him know he was being replaced. "I am told that General Mattis was travelling and in a meeting when an aide passed him a note telling him that the Pentagon had announced his replacement as head of Central Command. It was news to him -- he hadn't received a phone call or a heads-up from anyone at the Pentagon or the White House," Thomas E....
  • Read: An open letter from retired generals and admirals on the Iran nuclear deal

    08/15/2015 11:58:46 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aug 11 , 2015 | WAPO
    The retired brass support the agreement and said diplomacy should be given a chance to work.
  • Climate change poses undeniable threat to national security

    07/31/2015 7:17:33 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 43 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 7/30/2015 | BRIG GEN Stephen Cheney USMC (RET)
    Having spent more than 30 years in the US Marine Corps, I know what constitutes a national security threat. Climate change, caused in large part by the carbon pollution we dump into our air, presents risks to the safety of both our nation and our world at large. The threats of climate change include extreme weather, rising sea levels, reduced military capacity, and conditions that can enable worldwide violence and perpetuate terrorism. To address this challenge, we’ll need to both prepare for the effects of climate change and reduce the pollution that is causing it. As the Environmental Protection Agency...
  • Poll: Majority Want to Keep Confederate Generals Honored on Sites

    06/30/2015 7:52:59 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    News Max ^ | 06/29/15 | Cathy Burke
    IMPORTANT: Don't make a Terrible Mistake in 2016... Home | America Tags: confederate | generals | honor | forts | leadership Poll: Majority Want to Keep Confederate Generals Honored on Sites By Cathy Burke | Monday, 29 Jun 2015 08:53 PM Short URL| Email Article| Comment| Contact| Print| A A Copy Shortlink An overwhelming majority of Americans say they don't want the Army to rename facilities honoring Confederate generals, a new online survey shows. According to Stars and Stripes, 88 percent of 21,504 online responses voted in favor of keeping the names. The question elicited more than 1,300 comments, Stars...
  • Petraeus, four other former Obama advisers agree: This Iran deal stinks

    06/25/2015 2:45:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/25/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    The rush by the Obama administration to get any kind of deal it can from Iran has alarmed many observers — and as it turns out, former members of the Obama administration. Five key advisers to Barack Obama in the past have signed a Washington Institute public statement on the Iran deal, calling for much more robust conditions for any deal with Tehran. The letter came out late yesterday, just days before the June 30 deadline on the talks, and one of its signatories was Obama’s choice to lead the CIA, David Petraeus: A group of influential U.S. foreign-policy...
  • Hijacker "Given Anthrax Flask By Iraqi Agent"

    10/27/2001 10:27:09 PM PDT · by Fulbright · 30 replies · 821+ views
    London Times ^ | 10/27/01 | Daniel McGrory
    INTELLIGENCE agents from Prague to Swansea are uncovering a trail of clues that point to President Saddam Hussein of Iraq having a hand in al-Qaeda’s terrorist missions. Iraqi ministers have spent the week protesting Baghdad’s innocence to the United Nations, but will not say why some of its diplomats who met Mohammed Atta, one of the suspected September 11 hijackers, disappeared from their European posts after that date. Nor will Baghdad explain why Saddam’s agents were spotted at various times this year with Atta in Germany, Spain, Italy and the Czech Republic. Many in the Pentagon are sure Saddam ...
  • How Obama Abandoned Democracy in Iraq

    04/08/2015 8:35:04 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 7 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | April 7, 2015 | By EMMA SKY
    “My greatest fear,” General Raymond Odierno, the then commanding general of U.S. forces in Iraq, told me in early 2010, “is that we stabilize Iraq, then hand it over to the Iranians in our rush to the exit.” General O (as he is known), had recently watched the 2007 movie Charlie Wilson’s War, which recounts how U.S. interest in Afghanistan ceased once the mujahedeen defeated the Soviet Army in 1989 and drove them out. Now, he had a premonition that the same could happen in Iraq. “I’ve invested too much here,” he said, “to simply walk away and let that...
  • US, Israel comments could haunt UN nominee Samantha Power at hearing

    07/17/2013 7:21:06 AM PDT · by opentalk · 12 replies
    FOX News ^ | July 17, 2013 | fox news
    President Obama's pick to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations is facing under-the-radar opposition that could flare during Wednesday's confirmation hearing. While hawkish senators like Republican John McCain have come out in support of Samantha Power, more than four-dozen former military leaders,national security officials and conservative political groups are now asking senators to reject Power’s nomination. … Power,a former White House adviser and longtime Obama friend, once likened U.S. foreign policies to those of the Nazis. … Retired Lt. Gen. William G. 'Jerry' Boykin,who is behind a movement to block Power's confirmation,agrees. “We should be proud to...
  • TEN MISSING DATES IN THE PETRAEUS SCANDAL

    11/14/2012 8:20:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Powerline ^ | 11/13/2012 | Scott Johnson
    Edward Jay Epstein has a large and distinguished body of work on intelligence and intelligence-related issues. Among his books in the field are Legend: The Secret World of Lee Harvey Oswald and Deception: The Invisible War Between the KGB and the CIA. Ed has also taken to the ebook form. His ebooks on intelligence-related issues include Killing Castro and James Jesus Angleton: Was He Right? This morning Ed has forwarded the following questions on the Petraeus scandal: Before we can walk the cat back, and establish the chronology of a possible penetration, we need to answer the following ten...
  • ABC: Petraeus called final Benghazi talking points “useless” the day before Rice’s full Ginsburg

    05/12/2013 10:03:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 55 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 5/12/13 | Ed Morrissey
    One of the mysteries in the Benghazi scandal has been the role of David Petraeus, who was then the Director of the CIA but was forced to resign in a personal scandal shortly thereafter. While the White House and State Department tried to cobble together talking points to explain away the terrorist attack that took four American lives, what did Petraeus do? According to new information reported for the first time by Jonathan Karl on ABC News’ This Week earlier this morning, Petraeus rejected the final version as “useless” —
  • The True Story of The Patton Prayer

    12/24/2014 9:41:12 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 24 replies
    Review of the News ^ | 6 October 1971 | Msgr. James H. O'Neill
    Many conflicting and some untrue stories have been printed about General George S. Patton and the Third Army Prayer. Some have had the tinge of blasphemy and disrespect for the Deity. Even in "War As I Knew It" by General Patton, the footnote on the Prayer by Colonel Paul D. Harkins, Patton's Deputy Chief of Staff, while containing the elements of a funny story about the General and his Chaplain, is not the true account of the prayer Incident or its sequence. As the Chief Chaplain of the Third Army throughout the five campaigns on the Staff of General Patton,...
  • Generals blast Obama's order of troops to fight Ebola

    10/13/2014 6:33:56 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    WND ^ | 10/05/14 | E. Michael Maloof
    Two retired U.S. Army generals have blasted President Barack Obama’s decision to send U.S. troops to West Africa to battle the Ebola virus epidemic, saying the military is to fight wars, not disease. In exclusive interviews with WND, retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. William “Jerry” Boykin and retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely condemned Obama’s decision, as U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel approved up to 4,000 boots on the ground from a previous ceiling of 3,000.
  • Military Leaders Increasingly at Odds With Obama Over ISIS Strategy

    09/19/2014 11:04:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 19, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Obama's strategy on how to combat ISIS is confusing at best, but one thing is clear: the battle brewing between Obama and America's top generals about how to move forward against the terror army. Earlier this week during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Dempsey said there is potential he will recommend ground troops should the coalition with Arab countries against ISIS fail. “My view at this point is that this coalition is the appropriate way forward. I believe that will prove true but if it fails to be true and if there are...
  • Mark Levin: "A Revolt Going On With Top Generals And Obama"

    09/17/2014 8:02:28 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 114 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | September 17, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    MARK LEVIN: This is very odd. I just want to point this out. You actually have a revolt going on with the top generals and Obama. I'm talking about tanks pulling up to the White House and so forth. These men are trying to communicate to the American people that they are military men and we cannot defeat this enemy unless we use all of our armed forces and armed services. That's number one. Number two, Obama does not view this as a military action. He keeps telling us it's not a war, it's not a war. For him, the...
  • Obama May have "Skipped" The murdered General's Funeral But...

    08/17/2014 8:41:48 PM PDT · by publius321 · 24 replies
    "President Obama Reportedly Golfed During the Funeral For Major General Greene" as Fox News reported yesterday. That is the modus operandi of this traitor. He may have skipped the funeral but let me be the first to say that he no doubt approves of it.
  • Obama Admin to IDF Generals: Stop Being So Concerned About Israel’s Security

    12/26/2013 1:04:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    free beacon ^ | 12/26/13 | Staff
    The Obama administration is pressuring Israeli generals to stop publicly voicing their concerns about the administration’s security proposals in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations and instead endorse the administration’s plans, according to Israeli media reports. The administration is seeking a complete or partial IDF withdrawal from the Jordan Valley, where the border between Israel and Jordan lies at the eastern edge of Judea and Samaria, also called the West Bank. The Palestinian Authority has long sought control of the valley. However, Israel and Jordan are opposed to an IDF withdrawal, which they fear would enable the transit of terrorists and arms through Jordan...
  • Obama VS. the Generals

    11/14/2013 8:19:40 AM PST · by thefactor · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | Nov, 2013 | Rosa Brooks
    After a spate of news stories this summer citing tensions between President Barack Obama and his top military commanders over the possibility of U.S. intervention in Syria, White House chief of staff Denis McDonough hastened to assure the Washington Post that everything was, in fact, copacetic: The president “appreciates” candid military advice “above all else,” McDonough insisted, and has “close, and in some instances warm, relationships with his military chiefs,” as the Post put it.During my own time at the Pentagon, where I worked as an Obama appointee from the spring of 2009 until mid-2011, few seemed to hold this...
  • Why are so many generals getting the axe?

    11/01/2013 3:48:21 AM PDT · by kimtom · 30 replies
    http://allenbwest.com ^ | October 31, 2013 | Michele Hickford
    Ever notice how no cabinet members in the Obama Administration are ever fired (the names Holder, Rice, Sibelius spring to mind), but in the last year nine senior generals have been fired? I wonder why that is? According to a report from The Blaze: Retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely, an outspoken critic of the Obama administration, said the White House fails to take action or investigate its own, but finds it easy to fire military commanders “who have given their lives for their country.” “Obama will not purge a civilian or political appointee because they have bought into...
  • Air Force Fires Two Star General in Charge of Nuke Missiles

    10/12/2013 4:17:04 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 90 replies
    ABC News ^ | Oct. 12 2013 | Luis Martinez and ABC News video
    Video at link: The Air Force’s two star general in charge of the units responsible for its 450 nuclear missiles has been fired “due to a loss of trust and confidence in his leadership and judgment.” Maj. Gen. Michael Carey has been removed from command of the 20th Air Force, according to an Air Force statement. That command is responsible for the three wings that maintain control of the 450 intercontinental ballistic missiles scattered in missile silos across the northern plains. Lt. Gen. James Kowalski, the commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, made the decision because of what the...
  • Panetta orders Pentagon investigation of legal, ethical issues among military leaders

    11/15/2012 7:56:28 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 15, 2012 | Craig Whitlock
    BANGKOK — Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has ordered the Pentagon to find out why so many generals and admirals have become embroiled in legal and ethical problems, a trend exacerbated by recent investigations of two of the military’s best-known commanders. The Pentagon disclosed Panetta’s directive on Thursday after he arrived in Thailand as part of a visit to Asia. But aides insisted that he had been considering the review for some time and that it was not prompted by revelations that the FBI has been investigating former CIA director David H. Petraeus, a retired Army general, and Marine Gen....
  • Florida imam's jihad terror ties exposed by local news station

    11/28/2012 8:13:52 AM PST · by bayouranger · 4 replies
    jihadwatch.org ^ | 26NOV12 | Robert Spencer
    We all know CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN or Fox wasn't going to do it. "Imam’s Terrorist Ties Exposed by Local News Station," from Judicial Watch, November 26 (thanks to Pamela Geller): While the Obama Justice Department tours the nation condemning unfounded discrimination against Muslims at their place of worship, a local Florida news station uncovers an imam’s ties to a blind sheik behind the first World Trade Center bombing in the early 90s. Not surprisingly, the administration’s campaign to combat mosque intolerance is being heavily promoted while the shocking imam terrorist story gets swept under the rug. We only know...
  • Daniel Greenfield: Obama’s War on American Generals

    03/11/2013 5:07:07 AM PDT · by Tugo · 27 replies
    FrontPage Magazine.com ^ | Feb. 19, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    During the Bush administration there were only two American commanders of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan. Under Obama there have so far been five. There has been a new ISAF commander nearly every single year that Obama has been in office. The only exception is 2012 when Obama was too busy trying to win an election to bother further sabotaging a losing war. The parade of musical chair generals began when Obama demanded the resignation of General McKiernan. The Washington Post called the firing of a wartime commander a “rare decision.” It was the first time since the...
  • Obama regime purges 5th senior military officer: Cmdr of CENTCOM James Mattis

    03/09/2013 5:30:34 PM PST · by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost · 46 replies
    Fellowship of the Minds ^ | March 5, 2013 | Dr. Eowyn
    Last December, in my post, “Obama purges U.S. Command, Part 1,” I wrote: Within two months after the Benghazi attack, four senior U.S. military officers were purged: Gen. Carter Ham, on October 18.Adm. Charles Gaouette, on October 27.Gen. David Petraeus, on November 9.Gen. John Allen, on November 13. Ostensibly, Petraeus’ “retirement” and Allen’s suspended promotion are due to both men’s moral conduct. But surely we are not so naive as to think that Petraeus and Allen are the only U.S. military officers who’ve ever committed adultery or written flirtatious email. As for Ham’s “retirement” and Gaouette’s “temporary re-assignment” (reassignment to...
  • GOP vs. the generals all over again

    02/12/2013 3:19:02 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 21 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 12 Feb 13 | Kevin Baron
    <p>The nation’s top military officers formed a solid front in the Senate on Tuesday and called on members of Congress to stop passing temporary spending measures and avert the automatic budget cut known as sequester.</p>
  • Exit Another Fighting Gen.

    01/26/2013 11:51:16 AM PST · by pepperdog · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 23, 2013 | MICHAEL A. WALSH
    Lost in the inaugural hullabaloo was Tuesday’s news that President Obama has relieved Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis, the colorful and highly decorated Marine who’s been in charge of the crucial US Central Command, which oversees the various wars in the Middle East, since 2010. (excerpt)
  • Russian Military Intel Tells Kremlin Obama Fired Military Officers Because He 'Fears a Coup'

    11/21/2012 5:23:06 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 74 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 21 November 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    According to (shadowy anonymous blogger) Sorcha Faal the Russian military's GRU foreign intelligence unit presented a report to Kremlin leadership late last month that said Obama removed one of the United States Navy’s most powerful admirals from his command (in the wake of Benghazi 9/11) specifically because he fears a military coup is being planned against him.  On 9/11/2012, that officer -Rear Admiral Charles M. Gaouette, commander of Carrier Strike Group Three in the Middle East- apparently felt obligated to come to the aid of besieged US defenses at the Benghazi consulate, violating an utterly bewildering White House command he probably had a hard time believing was...
  • General Petraeus on leadership (His views on truth)

    11/13/2012 9:05:24 PM PST · by haffast · 12 replies
    Fortune Magazine ^ | March 5, 2010: 4:55 AM ET | Interview by Brian O'Keefe
    (snip) When you’re evaluating yourself, what qualities do you try to focus on? Petraeus: On every bit of guidance I give, the last instruction is: Learn and adapt. We also work very hard on [being] **first with the truth**. That’s a powerful admonition: First of all, we’re going to **tell the truth**. We’re not going to put lipstick on pigs. We’re going to be absolutely **100% forthright** and **brutally honest** with — not just with ourselves and with our subordinates and our superiors — but **with the press**. The credibility of leaders is of enormous importance. How do you identify...
  • Scandal probe ensnares commander of U.S., NATO troops in Afghanistan ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST

    11/12/2012 10:22:04 PM PST · by JouleZ · 112 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 12, 2012 | Craig Whitlock
    Here we go again. Obama is taking down the leadership of Americas military.(my words) According to a senior U.S. defense official, the FBI has uncovered between 20,000 and 30,000 pages of “potentially inappropriate” emails between Allen and Jill Kelley, a 37-year-old Tampa woman whose close friendship with Petraeus ultimately led to his downfall. Allen, a Marine, succeeded Petraeus as the top allied commander in Afghanistan in July 2011.
  • 160+ Generals/Admirals Take Out Full-Page Ad Urging Americans to Remove Obama from Power

    11/05/2012 4:54:15 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 26 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 05 November 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Bless these brave soldiers for standing up for our country and what it's actually all about,  regardless of threats emanating from the failing, flailing Obama Administration.  _____________________________ h/t Mitt Romney for President
  • 500 Admirals, Generals to Endorse Romney

    11/04/2012 5:07:40 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 37 replies
    500 Admirals, Generals to Endorse Romney Nearly 500 former military admirals and generals are poised to endorse Mitt Romney, the Washington Free Beacon has learned. The group will post a full page ad in the Washington Times on Monday. The advertisement will have the headline, “We, the undersigned, proudly support Governor Mitt Romney as our nation’s next President and Commander-in-Chief,” followed by the names of the former military commanders. A spokesman for the group emphasized its independence from the official campaign. The Romney campaign has not sanctioned this ad buy, a spokesman said, and the members of the group are...
  • Obama Administration Replaces Top Generals Following Benghazi Disaster

    10/27/2012 4:39:50 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 89 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 27, 2012 | Jim Holt
    The latest rumor making the rounds is that Barack Obama replaced General Carter Ham at Africom after the general made a move to help the US security officials at the Benghazi consulate and annex. Ham was replaced by Gen. David Rodriquez on October 18. Tiger Droppings reported: The information I heard today was that General [Carter] Ham as head of Africom received the same e-mails the White House received requesting help/support as the attack was taking place. General Ham immediately had a rapid response unit ready and communicated to the Pentagon that he had a unit ready. General Ham then...
  • Obama 2005: 'The President is not the Attorney General’s client; the people are'

    06/20/2012 9:53:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 6/20/12 | Charlie Spierling
    In 2005, then-Senator Obama had some pretty strong ideas about what the Attorney General’s duties were. Speaking on the Senate floor during the nomination confirmation of President George W. Bush’s Attorney General nominee Alberto Gonzales, Obama explained why he opposed the nomination. “The Attorney General’s job is not just to enforce the President’s laws it is to tell the President what the law is. The job is not simply to facilitate the President’s power, it is to speak truth to that power as well,” Obama stated during the hearing.
  • Pentagon trimming ranks of generals, admirals

    12/28/2011 7:35:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/28/11 | Greg Whitlock
    With the Iraq war over and troops in Afghanistan on their way home, the U.S. military is getting down to brass tacks: culling generals and admirals from its top-heavy ranks. Pentagon officials said they have eliminated 27 jobs for generals and admirals since March, the first time the Defense Department has imposed such a reduction since the aftermath of the Cold War, when the collapse of the Soviet Union prompted the military to downsize. The cuts are part of a broader plan to shrink the upper ranks by 10 percent over five years, restoring them
  • Red Lines

    06/12/2011 5:21:20 PM PDT · by Cindy · 17 replies
    INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | June 12, 2011 | INTERNET-HAGANAH.com
    SNIPPET: "There are some good reasons for allowing at least a few jihadi forums to operate." SNIPPET: "However, there are limits to our ability to exploit all the intelligence opportunities a forum may present. To put it another way, jihadi forums contribute to future terrorism in ways that are unpredictable and/or beyond our ability to control. This would be the view held by those other government agencies who prefer to seek out and destroy forums and to take down forum activists. For my part, I can live with keeping online those forums we have sufficient access to monitor and resources...
  • Memo to the General: Free Speech Doesn’t Kill People, Jihadists Kill People

    04/07/2011 8:00:24 AM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 11 replies
    AdvancingAFreeSociety.org ^ | A.D. 5 April 2011 | Bruce Thornton
    Citizen control of the military is one of the most important foundations of political freedom. Rather than an instrument of a powerful autocrat or king, the army in a republic serves the collective interests, security, and policies of the state as determined by the citizens through the constitutional processes of deliberation and election. Generals are limited to one task: managing conflict so that those political aims are achieved. Thus they should keep quiet about politics, which frequently requires knowledge that professional soldiers do not necessarily possess. This circumscribed role for generals has a long tradition, one famously reinforced by President...
  • Military disturbed by rapid turnover at top in Afghan, Iraq wars

    06/26/2010 7:12:42 PM PDT · by Saije · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/26/2010 | Greg Jaffe
    Since 2001, a dozen commanders have cycled through the top jobs in Iraq, Afghanistan and the U.S. Central Command, which oversees both wars. Three of those commanders -- including the recently dismissed Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal -- have been fired or resigned under pressure. History has judged many others harshly, and only two, Gen. David H. Petraeus and Gen. Ray Odierno, are widely praised as having mastered the complex mixture of skills that running America's wars demands. For the military, this record of mediocrity raises a vexing question: What is wrong with the system that produces top generals?*** Explanations for...
  • Military disturbed by rapid turnover at top in Afghan, Iraq wars

    06/26/2010 7:12:42 PM PDT · by Saije · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/26/2010 | Greg Jaffe
    Since 2001, a dozen commanders have cycled through the top jobs in Iraq, Afghanistan and the U.S. Central Command, which oversees both wars. Three of those commanders -- including the recently dismissed Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal -- have been fired or resigned under pressure. History has judged many others harshly, and only two, Gen. David H. Petraeus and Gen. Ray Odierno, are widely praised as having mastered the complex mixture of skills that running America's wars demands. For the military, this record of mediocrity raises a vexing question: What is wrong with the system that produces top generals?*** Explanations for...
  • Reorientation of China’s Armed Forces: Implications for the Future Promotions of PLA Generals

    06/24/2010 5:09:14 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 1 replies
    Jamestown Foundation China Brief ^ | 6/24/2010 | Joseph Y. Lin
    Recent discourse concerning the Chinese People’s Liberation Army's (PLA) modernization has principally focused on technological advances and less on the human dimension of PLA force transformation. In particular, a review of these discussions revealed the absence of a publicly available database of Chinese military leaders with the rank of full general (shangjiang). Against the backdrop of the PLA’s stated intention to reorient the armed forces as part of its modernization efforts, an analysis of promotion patterns of the 118 PLA generals (1981 - 2009) may yield important insights into the foci of PLA force transformation. PLA to Build Up Navy...