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  • What kind of nation drafts women and sends them to war?

    05/02/2016 9:02:11 PM PDT · by pboyington · 103 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | May 2, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    A nation that drafts women and sends them to war is in its death throes. A nation that drafts women and sends them to war has lost its moral compass. What kind of nation subjects mothers, daughters, wives and sisters to a military draft where they could be placed in a direct ground combat unit? It is a nation that is spiritually bankrupt; spent, doomed and with military and civilian leaders who are either uninformed, desperate, cowards or all three. The naysayers will state that the Soviet Union had women in combat in World War II, particularly as snipers. Yes,...
  • The US militaryís silence is dooming it

    04/13/2016 9:24:28 PM PDT · by pboyington · 15 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | April 13, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    When did Omerta become the motto of the US military? Omerta is the Italian word for code of silence, an oath that all members of the Mafia take. Is the US military the Mafia? When did Tony Soprano become the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff? When did Tony Soprano become the capo de capo of the US military? For the last seven years while Obamaís Great Leap Backwards has been grinding up the US military with the speed of a Fargo wood chipper, the amount of comments and OPEDíS and media appearances by military people denouncing the social...
  • Chairman of the Joint Chiefs to troops: Stay out of politics

    04/11/2016 3:29:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    cnn ^ | 4/11/16 | Barbara Starr
    (CNN)Growing concern that top U.S. military leaders are increasingly being asked to comment on proposals by presidential candidates has led the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to draft a letter to all troops with one message: Stay out of politics. Gen. Joseph Dunford is expected to issue a note to all military forces as soon as this week. Dunford will "remind the troops of the need to remain apolitical in order to sustain Americans' trust and confidence in them," said the chairman's spokesman, Capt. Gregory Hicks. The U.S. military has a longstanding tradition of remaining out of politics...
  • The Moral Leader

    03/28/2016 8:06:59 PM PDT · by pboyington · 4 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | March 28, 2016 | Colonel William T. Hewes, USMC (Ret.)
    Like many officers in the retired community, I am puzzled as to why the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and other senior service leaders are so supine in the face of those Obama administrationís policies that are clearly inimical to maintaining a strong national defense. The most blatant recent example is the policy to assign women to the combat arms. Whatever the prevailing political view may be, the Chairman, Chief of Staff of the Army, and Commandant of the Marine Corps know the policy is deeply flawed. Beyond compromising unit cohesion, morale, and combat effectiveness, the policy contains...
  • this is why the joint chiefs showed utter contempt for obama at sotu address

    01/14/2016 5:13:57 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 34 replies
    Now The End Begins ^ | 1/14/2016 | Geoffrey Grider
    JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF ARE NOT CLEARLY DRINKING THE OBAMA KOOL-AID Over the past 7 years, our ‚Äúnot Muslim‚ÄĚ president Barack Hussein Obama has systematically decimated all branches of the US military by purging out any and all leaders who did not want to go along with his vision of an LGBT-infused, pro-Muslim military. We have listed below a partial listing of the results of the purge. DEFINITION OF THE WORD CONTEMPT AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE: 1. THE FEELING OR ATTITUDE OF REGARDING SOMEONE OR SOMETHING AS INFERIOR, BASE, OR WORTHLESS; SCORN. 2. THE STATE OF BEING DESPISED OR...
  • Camera Catches Joint Chiefs After Obama Mocks Them at SOTU‚Ķ Their Reaction Is Going Viral

    01/14/2016 1:52:20 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 115 replies
    It‚Äôs little secret that America‚Äôs military strength hasn‚Äôt just waned under the Obama administration, but plummeted. Weapons systems have been neglected, troop strength has declined and the president has been using the armed forces as a social experiment. So, if someone were to tell you that America‚Äôs military were just as strong as ever, you would probably laugh. One group that wouldn‚Äôt, though, are the Joint Chiefs of Staff. When Obama mocked them over America‚Äôs military strength during last night‚Äôs speech, the men who lead our military said it all with their demeanor ‚ÄĒ stony-faced, unsmiling and not clapping.
  • Left Wing Pulitzer Prize Winner Exposes Obama as a Traitor, but is Afraid to Use that Word

    01/14/2016 10:49:30 AM PST · by Shery · 18 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 12 January, 2016 | Keith Davies
    A former senior adviser to the Joint Chiefs told me that the document was an ‚Äėall-source‚Äô appraisal, drawing on information from signals, satellite and human intelligence, and took a dim view of the Obama administration‚Äôs insistence on continuing to finance and arm the so-called moderate rebel groups. Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, director of the DIA between 2012 and 2014, confirmed that his agency had sent a constant stream of classified warnings to the civilian leadership about the dire consequences of toppling Assad. The jihadists, he said, were in control of the opposition. Turkey wasn‚Äôt doing enough to stop the smuggling...
  • Report: As Obama administration knowingly armed Islamic State in Syria, Joint Chiefs passed US

    12/29/2015 4:46:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 12/29/15 | Carl in Jerusalem
    It's come to this: The Obama administration - and in particular the CIA - knowingly armed Islamic State terrorists in Syria. Okay, take it with a grain of salt. It came from Seymour Hersh. Barack Obama‚Äôs repeated insistence that Bashar al-Assad must leave office ‚Äď and that there are ‚Äėmoderate‚Äô rebel groups in Syria capable of defeating him ‚Äď has in recent years provoked quiet dissent, and even overt opposition, among some of the most senior officers on the Pentagon‚Äôs Joint Staff. Their criticism has focused on what they see as the administration‚Äôs fixation on Assad‚Äôs primary ally, Vladimir...
  • Obama and Joint Chiefs At Odds Over ISIS

    12/24/2015 1:04:14 PM PST · by American Faith Today · 24 replies
    Free Thought Project ^ | December 24, 2015 | Jay Syrmopoulos
    Joint Chiefs of Staff Official ‚Äď US Military Gave Intel to Assad, While CIA Funded & Armed ISIS By Jay Syrmopoulos on December 22, 2015 Joint-Chiefs-of-Staff-Official---US-Military-Provided-Intel-to-Assad,-While-CIA-Funded-and-Armed-ISIS Washington, DC ‚Äď The Pentagon‚Äôs Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) have been indirectly providing intelligence on the Islamic State to the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad, in direct contrast to the Obama administration‚Äôs agenda of regime change, in an effort to stop Syria from becoming another failed state from which terrorists can operate. A recent investigation by renowned journalist Seymour Hersh provides clear evidence of a massive disconnect between President Obama‚Äôs White House...
  • Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of staff: No, ISIS is not ‚Äėcontained‚Äô

    12/02/2015 2:13:17 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/02/15 | Robert Laurie
    Disconnect. ‚ÄúI don‚Äôt think they‚Äôre gaining strength. What is true is that from the start, our goal has been first to contain, and we have contained them.‚ÄĚ That‚Äôs the word from Barack Obama just a few weeks ago. Then, Isis launched attacks in Paris and Obama‚Äôs people tried to walk his comments back, suggesting that the President was making a small, targeted, and very specific point about geography. That didn‚Äôt really fly either, but it was the last we heard from the administration about ‚Äúcontainment.‚ÄĚ ‚ĶUntil yesterday, when Obama‚Äôs own Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff decided to contradict...
  • Emails show Qadaffi son offered talks Ė but Clinton ordered top general to 'not take the call,'...

    10/06/2015 4:54:18 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 6, 2015 | Catherine Herridge & Pamela Browne
    Full title: Emails show Qadaffi son offered talks Ė but Clinton ordered top general to 'not take the call,' source saysVideo at link. Exclusive - New emails obtained by Fox News show that in March 2011, at the height of the Arab Spring revolution inside Libya, dictator Muammar Qaddafiís son Saif was willing to talk peace from the ground in Libya Ė but a source told Fox News the offer was rejected by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In the years since Qaddafi was forced from power, Libya's government has collapsed, and extremist groups including ISIS have exploited the power...
  • Joint Chiefs to Get Overhaul as Obama Presidency Nears Final Approach

    05/11/2015 7:02:40 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 27 replies
    Military.com ^ | | Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 | Brendan McGarry
    President Obama plans to overhaul the Joint Chiefs of Staff this year as he seeks to replace a handful of longtime members whose terms are coming to a close. Obama on Tuesday nominated Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, commandant of the Marine Corps, to succeed Army Gen. Martin Dempsey as chairman this fall. He also tapped Air Force Gen. Paul Selva, head of U.S. Transportation Command, to replace Navy Adm. James ďSandyĒ Winnefeld as vice chairman. In the roles since 2011, Dempsey and Winnefeld are expected to retire after their current two-year terms end in October and August, respectively. Whatís more,...
  • Bergdahl's platoon mates: Head of Joint Chiefs knew he walked off base in 2009

    04/16/2015 6:39:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 16, 2015 | Catherine Herridge
    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl walked away from his base in Afghanistan June 30, 2009, and by December of that same year, the president's principal military adviser, then-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Admiral Mike Mullen, knew those details, according to three of Bergdahl's platoon mates who spoke to Fox News. "I asked him (Mullen) if he knew about Bergdahl and that he deserted and he (Mullen) told me that he knew of the circumstances surrounding his walking off," former Sgt. Matt Vierkant told Fox,"(and) that they were developing leads and following leads, trying to do everything they could to get him...
  • Military Update: Joint Chiefs divide over cuts to commissary savings

    05/10/2014 7:00:48 AM PDT · by SandRat · 24 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | TOM PHILPOT
    All seven members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff testified Tuesday on the need to slow growth in military compensation and apply dollars saved to underfunded readiness accounts for training, equipment and spare parts. But their united front for easing current budget burdens cracked over the notion of slashing savings for commissary shoppers. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Amos called the proposal to cut commissary appropriations from $1.4 billion yearly down to $400 million within three years, and the cut in average shopper savings from 30 percent down to 10 percent, ďa sore point for me.Ē ďThatís a 66 percent...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 7 July 2013

    07/07/2013 5:14:36 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 233 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 7 July 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows July 7th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Jack Reed, D-R.I.; Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Egyptian reform leader Mohammed ElBaradei; Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.; Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; Reps. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, and Xavier Becerra, D-Calif.; Janet Murguia, president and CEO, National Council of La Raza; Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform.THIS WEEK (ABC): President George W. Bush and Laura Bush; Egypt's ambassador to the United States, Mohamed...
  • Justice Dept. targets general in leak probe

    06/27/2013 7:33:23 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 27, 2013 | By Greg Miller, Sari Horwitz
    A retired four-star Marine Corps general who served as the nationís second-ranking military officer is a target of a Justice Department investigation into a leak of information about a covert U.S.-Israeli cyberattack on Iranís nuclear program, a senior Obama administration official said. Retired Gen. James E. ďHossĒ Cartwright served as deputy chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and was part of President Obamaís inner circle on a range of critical national security issues before he retired in 2011. The administration official said that Cartwright is suspected of revealing information about a highly classified effort to use a computer virus...
  • The war on 18-year-old girls (women in combat, draft registration)

    03/04/2013 8:57:32 PM PST · by Perseverando · 34 replies
    WND ^ | March 4, 2013 | Phyllis Schlafly
    The real war against women is the announced plan of the Obama administration, using outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta as the fall guy, to assign women for the first time in American history to fight our nationís enemies in military ground combat. Thatís real war, with real guns, real bullets and real deaths. This war doesnít involve only women who have volunteered to serve in our military. Itís a real war against all 18-year-old American girls, because for the first time in our nationís history they will be required to sign up for the draft and be ready for...
  • Military brass marching to Obamaís beat [Benedict Arnold(s)?]

    03/01/2013 8:15:13 PM PST · by Perseverando · 66 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 28, 2013 | Rowan Scarborough
    The military leadership is proving to be a solid ally of President Obama in political Washington, adopting his social revolution and willing to serve as backdrops to the White House's campaign-style drive to win the budget battle with Republicans. The armed forces have launched an unrelenting lobbying effort on Capitol Hill with a flood of briefing charts to defense staffers. They show the damage that automatic budget cuts called "sequestration" would do to the troops -- and to jobs in congressional districts. The charts coincide with the White House push to blame congressional Republicans for the spending cuts, which begin...
  • Joint Chiefs Chairman: ĎWe Can Figure Out Privacyí for Young Ladies in Frontline Combat,

    01/26/2013 9:26:55 AM PST · by chessplayer · 139 replies
    (CNSNews.com) - Gen. Martin Dempsey, President Obamaís chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said on Thursday that the U.S. military could figure out ways to preserve the privacy of young ladies serving in frontline combat units, including special forces combat units such as the Navy Seals and the U.S. Armyís Delta Force.
  • Pentagon Peacocks

    12/05/2012 4:56:05 PM PST · by Sioux-san · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/05/2012 | G. Murphy Donovan
    The Davis Petraeus saga is another urban legend; a myth about a great man felled by a single flaw or indiscretion. The truth is that Petraeus is a bit player in a larger, uglier drama, the political corruption the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) and that exclusive four star glut that sits atop the military. And the rot didn't start with Petraeus. Recall Army Chief-of-Staff George Casey taking to the airways to rationalize the Fort Hood Islamist massacre in 2009. Somehow "diversity" and Muslim sensitivities were more important than twin dangers of domestic sedition or troop safety on American bases....
  • Gates, Mullen to testify on 'Don't ask, don't tell'

    01/28/2010 4:38:32 PM PST · by kingattax · 11 replies · 644+ views
    The Hill ^ | 01/28/10 | Roxana Tiron
    Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Adm. Mike Mullen will testify next week on the repeal of a controversial law preventing openly gay people from serving in the military. The Senate Armed Services Committee announced Thursday that Gates and Mullen will testify Tuesday on repealing the 1993 law, commonly known ďDonít Ask, Donít Tell.Ē President Barack Obama on Wednesday renewed his commitment to repeal the law, but supporters say the real test will come this spring with the Pentagon budget.
  • Women 'Soon' Will Serve on Submarines, Navy Secretary Says

    10/07/2009 5:15:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 159 replies · 2,652+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2009 Ė Navy Secretary Ray Mabus yesterday said women soon will serve on submarines, suggesting a reversal of the long-standing ban by the Navy. Appearing on Comedy Centralís ďThe Daily Show with Jon Stewart,Ē Mabus signaled that the Navy is moving closer to allowing coed personnel on submarines. ďIt will take a little while because youíve got to interview people and youíve got to be nuclear trained,Ē he said, referring to prerequisite steps before a sailor is assigned to a submarine. Officials previously have cited a lack of privacy and the cost of reconfiguring subs as obstacles...
  • Military growing impatient with Obama on Afghanistan

    09/19/2009 7:09:27 AM PDT · by MestaMachine · 137 replies · 4,319+ views
    McClatchy Newspapers ^ | Friday, 09.18.09 | NANCY A. YOUSSEF
    Six months after it announced its strategy for Afghanistan, the Obama administration is sending mixed signals about its objectives there and how many troops are needed to achieve them. The conflicting messages are drawing increasing ire from U.S. commanders in Afghanistan and frustrating military leaders, who are trying to figure out how to demonstrate that they're making progress in the 12-18 months that the administration has given them. Adding to the frustration, according to officials in Kabul and Washington, are White House and Pentagon directives made over the last six weeks that Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the top U.S. military...
  • Military growing impatient with Obama on Afghanistan

    09/18/2009 7:48:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 110 replies · 3,724+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 9/18/2009 | NANCY A. YOUSSEF
    Six months after it announced its strategy for Afghanistan, the Obama administration is sending mixed signals about its objectives there and how many troops are needed to achieve them. The conflicting messages are drawing increasing ire from U.S. commanders in Afghanistan and frustrating military leaders, who are trying to figure out how to demonstrate that they're making progress in the 12-18 months that the administration has given them. Adding to the frustration, according to officials in Kabul and Washington, are White House and Pentagon directives made over the last six weeks that Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the top U.S. military...
  • US Military Leaders Bowing Down to Islam

    08/29/2009 9:53:11 AM PDT · by Islaminaction · 9 replies · 659+ views
    Islam in Action ^ | August 29Th, 2009 | Christopher Logan
    As I write this article I want to make it clear that I don't blame the US Military as a whole for this. This is directed towards the decision makers, who clearly do not understand two things. The first is Islam itself, and the second being that catering to Muslims does not work. It just leads to non-Muslims becoming more like Muslims. In the last two months there has been an upsurge in the idea department of pleasing the Islamic world. Yesterday it was revealed that the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen had stated that...
  • Military chief rips U.S. message to Muslims

    08/27/2009 10:15:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies · 1,047+ views
    msnbc ^ | 8/27/09 | Thom Shanker
    WASHINGTON - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has written a searing critique of government efforts at ďstrategic communicationĒ with the Muslim world, saying that no amount of public relations will establish credibility if American behavior overseas is perceived as arrogant, uncaring or insulting. The critique by the chairman, Adm. Mike Mullen, comes as the United States is widely believed to be losing ground in the war of ideas against extremist Islamist ideology.
  • Top officer offers a dire assessment on Afghanistan

    08/26/2009 8:10:35 AM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 45 replies · 1,131+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 26 August 2009 | Bryan Bender
    The nationís top military officer, in a deeply pessimistic assessment of the war in Afghanistan, said yesterday that due to years of neglect the United States is basically ďstarting overíí in its battle against the radical Taliban movement and its Al Qaeda allies. ĎThis is the eighth year, but there is a newness here. There is a starting again, or starting over. Iraq has been the focus, it hasnít been Afghanistan.í ĎWe all believe there is going to be a need to accelerate the training of the Afghanistan security forces, army, and police, and that is going to take additional...
  • Afghan conflict serious, "deteriorating": Mullen

    08/23/2009 10:13:39 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies · 760+ views
    Rueters ^ | 8/23/2009 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. military officer on Sunday described the situation in Afghanistan as deteriorating but said the new commander on the ground had not yet requested additional troops. "I think it is serious and it is deteriorating, and I've said that over the past couple of years, that the Taliban insurgency has gotten better, more sophisticated, in their tactics," said Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Mullen: Afghanistan Is Deteriorating

    08/23/2009 9:12:57 AM PDT · by maggief · 17 replies · 648+ views
    WSJ ^ | AUGUST 23, 2009 | GARY FIELDS
    WASHINGTON -- Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen, said Sunday that the situation in Afghanistan has deteriorated but the commanding general on the ground has not yet asked for more troops. Speaking on CNN's "State of the Union," Adm. Mullen said the situation in the country has been getting worse as the Taliban gains strength. "I've said that over the last couple of years, that the Taliban insurgency has gotten better, more sophisticated," he said. "Their tactics just in my recent visits out there and talking with our troops certainly indicate that."
  • Top U.S. military official 'alarmed' over Pakistan

    04/27/2009 5:42:48 PM PDT · by Flavius · 16 replies · 806+ views
    cnn ^ | 4/27/09 | By Barbara Starr
    Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is "very alarmed by the growing extremist threat in Pakistan and remains frustrated particularly by the political leadership's inability to confront that threat," his spokesman said Monday.
  • A day in the life of President Bush (photos) 1-6-09

    01/06/2009 7:13:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 69 replies · 3,269+ views
    The President was honored with a Military Appreciation Parade at Fort Myer, Arlington, Virginia TranscriptFirst Lady Laura received the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service from Defense Secretary Robert Gates,The President discussed Conservation and the Environment in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building TranscriptVice President Dick Cheney administered the Senate Oath to reelected senators Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island
  • Thanksgiving Day Message 2008

    11/24/2008 2:14:00 PM PST · by mdittmar · 1 replies · 196+ views
    DoD ^ | Nov. 24, 2008 | American Forces Press Service
    In his 2008 Thanksgiving Day message released today, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, noted the wartime similarities between today and the proclamation of the national holiday 140 years ago. Here is the text of Mullenís message: Citing the many blessings bestowed upon the United States, these timeless words were delivered by Abraham Lincoln in his 1863 proclamation establishing Thanksgiving Day as a national holiday: ďIt has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and voice by the whole American people. I do...
  • Hey, I'll Have The Joint Chiefs Fetch Me a Pizza While They Are At It

    07/31/2008 1:21:54 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 4 replies · 72+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | July 31, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    Vieo. Shouldn't it be a requirement for a guy that wants to be the Commander in Chief to know about the chain of command? I guess not if you are Barack Obama. BARACK OBAMA: I'm going to call in the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and give them a new mission, and that is to bring the war in Iraq to a close. We are going to get out. There's only one problem. The Joint Chiefs of Staff does not have operational command of U.S. military forces. That authority resides in the commanders of the various Unified Combatant Commands. CENTCOM is...
  • Top U.S. admiral says strike on Iran means turmoil

    07/20/2008 3:38:54 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 32 replies · 205+ views
    Reuters UK ^ | Sun Jul 20, 2008 8:42pm BST
    White House military adviser Adm. Mike Mullen said on Sunday he was concerned that any U.S. or Israeli strike on Iran carried a notable risk of more turmoil in the Middle East. "I think it would be significant. I worry about it a lot," Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the "Fox News Sunday" television program.
  • Obama Doesn't Understand Role of Joint Chiefs: Will MSM Take Note?

    07/14/2008 2:43:33 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 41 replies · 237+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    A couple days ago at the gym, listening to a Hugh Hewitt podcast and perhaps not paying as much attention as I should have while pedaling away, I heard Hugh mention that Barack Obama doesn't understand the role of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. What was Hugh referring to? As the British would say: the penny just dropped. A few minutes ago, CNN's Situation Room played a clip of Obama saying this about his plan for Iraq: BARACK OBAMA: I'm going to call in the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and give them a new mission, and that is to bring...
  • Mullen Presents Medals for Valor to 12 Paratroopers in Afghanistan

    07/12/2008 12:02:14 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 178+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Staff Sgt. Michael J. Carden, USA
    KORENGAL VALLEY, Afghanistan, July 12, 2008 Ė The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff yesterday took the opportunity to present 12 paratroopers with awards here for valorous and heroic achievements in combat. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen pinned five Army Commendation Medals with valor devices, five Purple Heart Medals, one Bronze Star with valor device, and one Silver Star on the troopersí chests during a ceremony at their combat outpost here. ďItís an honor and privilege to be here,Ē Mullen said to the awardees. ďThis ceremony is about individuals who represent the sacrifice of so many.Ē The paratroopers are assigned...
  • Obama Ignorance Watch: What Do the Joint Chiefs Really Do?

    07/08/2008 9:58:26 AM PDT · by rdb3 · 51 replies · 185+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 7 JULY 2008 | Dean Barnett
    Obama Ignorance Watch: What Do the Joint Chiefs Really Do? Before the long weekend began, Barack Obama made a semi-flip-flop regarding the situation in Iraq, even allowing that the surge had achieved some stability and that the next president would be foolish to fritter away those gains. Predictably, this acknowledgement of the obvious triggered howls of outrage on the left. Obama firmly stuck to his new position for almost two full hours before assembling the press once more to reaffirm his long-expressed intention to abandon Iraq. ďI am absolutely committed to ending the war,Ē the longtime community organizer declared. ďI...
  • Why Homosexual Activists Hate General Peter Pace

    06/28/2008 9:06:52 PM PDT · by Coleus · 28 replies · 116+ views
    TFP ^ | 06.27.08 | Michael Whitcraft
    President Bush has awarded Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), General Peter Pace the USís highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Not surprisingly, he is once again enduring a ďmoral lynchingĒ at the hands of liberal media and homosexual activists across the nation.† Controversy began plaguing General Pace, a Catholic, after his March 12 statement that homosexual acts are immoral and therefore, should not be condoned by the military.[1]† Following this statement, General Pace was maligned and ultimately lost his position as JCS Chairman, making him the first in over forty years to hold...
  • President's tribute to Gen. Peter Pace, Recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom

    06/19/2008 3:23:09 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 15 replies · 364+ views
    The White House ^ | June 19, 2008 | President Bush
    President George W. Bush shakes hands with General Peter Pace after presenting him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom Thursday, June 19, 2008, during the Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony in the East Room at the White House. White House photo by David Bohrer One of my great privileges as the President has been to meet so many outstanding Americans who volunteer to serve our nation in uniform. I've been inspired by their valor, selflessness, and complete integrity. I found all those qualities in abundance in General Peter Pace. As Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Pete Pace...
  • Mullen Hails Iraqi Political Debate on U.S.-Iraq Strategic Framework (StatusofForcesAggreement-SOFA)

    06/12/2008 4:46:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 36+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 12, 2008 Ė Ongoing debate within Iraqís political realm about negotiations over the U.S.-Iraq strategic framework agreement indicates the healthy development of Iraqís young democracy, the U.S. militaryís top officer said here today. The completion of the agreement would allow for continued U.S. military operations in Iraq after the United Nations security resolution ends Dec. 31. Political debate in Iraq ďhistorically, has not taken place,Ē Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, noted at a Government Executive Magazine-hosted breakfast at the National Press Club. Mullen said he is encouraged by what he called the...
  • Joint Chiefs chairman: close Guantanamo

    01/13/2008 3:31:02 PM PST · by MichMash · 336 replies · 7,284+ views
    AP Via Yahoo! News ^ | Jan 13, 2008 | Robert Burns
    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - The chief of the U.S. military said Sunday he favors closing the prison here as soon as possible because he believes negative publicity worldwide about treatment of terrorist suspects has been "pretty damaging" to the image of the United States. "I'd like to see it shut down," Adm. Mike Mullen said in an interview with three reporters who toured the detention center with him on his first visit since becoming chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff last October.
  • More on England and Islam ( Hasham Islam , aide to England turfs anti jihadist scholar and expert

    01/05/2008 1:55:51 PM PST · by Candor7 · 54 replies · 977+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 01/05/08 | Andy McCarthy
    As noted in Cliff's post yesterday (relying on a Bill Gertz report in the Washington Times), the Pentagon has sacked an authentic, influential scholar of Islam, Stephen Coughlin, who evidently refused to lie about ó er, I mean, "soften his views on" ó Islamic extremism (which, like it or not, is rooted in Islamic scripture) at the insistence of one Hasham Islam, Army Chief Gordon England's Islamophilic factotum (one of countless such creatures now pervading the federal government). For more on this, check out this post on the new website of Andrew Bostom, another scholar of Islam. Andy knows Coughlin...
  • Progress Continues in Ramadi, Mullen Notes During Visit

    12/19/2007 3:33:10 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 35+ views
    RAMADI, Iraq, Dec. 19, 2007 Ė Driving through downtown Ramadi today is a strange experience for anyone who saw the city in 2006. Navy Adm. Michael G. Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visited the city today and said heís amazed at the differences from a year ago. There is construction in the streets of the city; school is out of session and children play on playgrounds, including riding on a makeshift Ferris wheel that would give a safety inspector fits. The firehouse stands full of trucks, and firefighters sit outside waiting for a summons. Iraqi police patrol...
  • Vice Chairman of Joint Chiefs Spends Thanksgiving in Iraq

    11/25/2007 11:19:51 AM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 129+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Tech. Sgt. Adam M. Stump, USAF
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 25, 2007 Ė The vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and a traveling USO show visited four different locations in Iraq to see troops during Thanksgiving. Marine Corps Gen. James E. Cartwright, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, standing, talks to servicemembers during a breakfast at Camp Liberty, Iraq, Nov. 23, 2007. Cartwright met with the troops to express his thanks for the job they're doing in Iraq. Defense Dept. photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Adam M. Stump††(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Marine Corps Gen. James E. Cartwright started at...
  • Defense Executive of the Year: [GEN] James Cartwright, [USMC] (Vice-Chairman Joint Chiefs)

    10/09/2007 11:29:21 AM PDT · by PurpleMan · 5 replies · 141+ views
    Government Computer News ^ | 10/08/07 | Sami Lais
    ďStart by focusing on the output side of the equation,Ē he said. ďMost metrics and most organizations focus on input: How many transactions did I do today, how many people are in my organization, how much money did I move?Ē Instead, look at ďwhere you see value on the output side and work from there,Ē he said.
  • Pace to Leave Legacy of Battle Focus, Commitment to Troops, Top NCO Says (ďOur PattonĒ)

    09/30/2007 12:06:14 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 141+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 28, 2007 Ė Marine Gen. Peter Pace will leave behind a lasting legacy of professionalism and commitment to the troops when he retires Oct. 1, his senior enlisted advisor and self-described ďbattle buddyĒ told American Forces Press Service today. Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Command Sgt. Maj. William J. Gainey, his senior enlisted advisor, shake hands with Marines from the 6th Provisional Security Company at Camp Lemonier, Dijbouti, during an Aug. 14, 2007, visit. Gainey said Pace has always kept troopsí welfare at heart while serving as the top U.S....
  • Gen. Pace, 2nd platoon reunited

    09/29/2007 8:39:04 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 5 replies · 116+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | September 5, 2007 | Cpl. Ryan Blaich, II Marine Expeditionary Force (FWD)
    Gen. Pace, 2nd platoon reunited Sept. 5, 2007; Submitted on: 09/05/2007 11:10:19 AM ; Story ID#: 200795111019 By Cpl. Ryan Blaich, II Marine Expeditionary Force (FWD) KARMAH, Iraq (Sept. 5, 2007) -- Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Peter Pace, made a unique visit to Marines stationed here, Sept. 4. As far as meetings with four-star generals usually go, this event was much less formal. It seemed more like a gathering of relatives, a way for Gen. Pace to connect the hardened war fighters of today to the heroes of his past. It was evident he saw himself,...
  • Joint Chiefs chairman again says gay sex immoral

    09/27/2007 9:03:07 AM PDT · by backwaterball · 33 replies · 55+ views
    ccn.com ^ | September 27,2007 | associated press
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, caused a stir at a Senate hearing this week when he repeated his view that gay sex is immoral and should not be condoned by the military.
  • Pace repeats view that gay sex immoral

    09/26/2007 4:34:27 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 45 replies · 139+ views
    Pace repeats view that gay sex immoral By ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press Writer 7 minutes ago Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, caused a stir at a Senate hearing Wednesday when he repeated his view that gay sex is immoral and should not be condoned by the military. Pace, who retires next week, said he was seeking to clarify similar remarks he made in spring, which he said were misreported. "Are there wonderful Americans who happen to be homosexual serving in the military? Yes," he told the Senate Appropriations Committee during a hearing focused on the...
  • Gen. Pace: Homosexual Acts Immoral

    09/26/2007 2:18:32 PM PDT · by SmithL · 110 replies · 125+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 9/26/7 | ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, caused a stir at a Senate hearing Wednesday when he said he believes homosexual activity is immoral and should not be condoned by the military. Pace, who retires next week, said he was seeking to clarify similar remarks he made in spring, which he said were misreported. "Are there wonderful Americans who happen to be homosexual serving in the military? Yes," he told the Senate Appropriations Committee during a hearing focused on the Pentagon's 2008 war spending request. "We need to be very precise then, about what...