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  • The Pentagon is putting on a show of force as most of its Joint Chiefs of Staff quarantine after two top military officials tested positive for COVID-19 last week and possibly exposed others.

    10/11/2020 5:24:02 PM PDT · by robowombat · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/11/20 07:00 PM EDT | ELLEN MITCHELL
    The Pentagon is putting on a show of force as most of its Joint Chiefs of Staff quarantine after two top military officials tested positive for COVID-19 last week and possibly exposed others. Defense Department officials have repeatedly insisted that military readiness has not been affected and that it remains ready to defend the country, a stance it repeated on Thursday. ďThe Joint Chiefs and I remain in constant communication while in quarantine and the chain of command remains the same,Ē Chairman Gen. Mark Milley, who is himself waylaid at home, said through the Joint Staff Twitter account. ďThere has...
  • Most Joint Chiefs in Quarantine After Possible COVID-19 Exposure

    10/06/2020 6:52:30 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 28 replies
    Air Force Magazine ^ | 10/6/2020 | Brian Everstine
    Several senior military officials, including Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. and Chief of Space Operations Gen. John W. ďJayĒ Raymond, are quarantining at home after a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff tested positive for the coronavirus on Oct. 5. Coast Guard Vice Commandant Adm. Charles Ray was tested ďafter feeling mild symptoms over the weekend,Ē the service said. He will quarantine at home as well. ďThe Coast Guard is following established policies for COVID, per [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] guidelines, to include quarantine and contact tracing,Ē according to an Oct. 6...
  • Joint Chiefs Chairman Milley says it was 'mistake' to appear with Trump in Lafayette Square

    06/11/2020 7:55:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/11/2020 | Lucas Tomlinson, Brooke Singman
    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley on Thursday expressed regret for accompanying President Trump during a photo-op last week at Lafayette Square amid protests, calling the decision ďa mistakeĒ ó in the latest sign of friction between the White House and the military over the response to racial unrest. Milley made the remarks during a remote video speech to graduates at National Defense University, advising young officers to ďalways maintain a keen sense of situational awareness.Ē ďAs senior leaders, everything you do will be closely watched,Ē he said. ďAnd I am not immune. As many of...
  • Military Joint Chiefs Denounce Charlottesville Racism

    08/16/2017 8:52:56 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 94 replies
    NBC News ^ | 8/16/17 | PHIL MCCAUSLAND
    A group of military leaders broke with President Donald Trump and rebuked the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville over the weekend ó a near-historic development for U.S. civil-military relations. Since Sunday, five U.S. service chiefs ó representing the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines and National Guard ó have tweeted their denunciation of the white nationalists whose rally led to the killing of a counter-protester on Saturday. Two police officers covering the rally also died when their helicopter crashed. The joint chiefs condemnation of racism and white supremacist groups is notable because it stands in stark contrast with Trump's statements...
  • Trump reorganizes National Security Council: Bannon out, Joint Chiefs back in

    04/05/2017 11:09:27 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/05/17 | Dan Calabrese
    This is the type of adjustment that effective organizations make, although that's surely not the way you're going to hear it reported This never made sense to me from the get-go, but I guess sometimes you try something different just to see if it would be better, and you find out before long that itís not. The explanation when they first did it was that Joint Chiefs would be included on an as-needed basis, but that based on the nature of the NSCís day-to-day work, they didnít need to be there all the time. Bannon did, I guess, because the...
  • Joint Chiefs Chairman Rejects Obama Plan to Share Syria Intel with Russia

    09/28/2016 4:35:28 PM PDT · by detective · 20 replies
    AIM ^ | September 28, 2016 | Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (Ret.)
    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) Marine Corps General Joseph Dunford has just gone where no JCS chairman has ever gone before! Unsurprisingly, it took a Marine general to stand up to President Barack Obama in the wake of yet another of his dubious national security decisions. The same mindless Obama/Kerry negotiating team that brought us an Iran deal undermining our national security, recently sought to bring us a similarly questionable deal with Russia. This one mandated the Pentagonís participation in an intelligence-sharing agreement with the Russian Central Command in Syria-built upon a ceasefire paving the way for...
  • 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 · 20 replies ^ | 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 ^ | | 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...