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  • Navy Is Said to Proceed With Disciplinary Plans Against Edward Gallagher

    11/23/2019 1:48:48 PM PST · by LibertyWoman · 123 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | 11/23/2019 | Maggie Haberman, Helene Cooper and Dave Philipps
    The secretary of the Navy and the admiral who leads the SEALs have threatened to resign or be fired if plans to expel a commando from the elite unit in a war crimes case are halted by President Trump, administration officials said Saturday. The Navy is proceeding with the disciplinary plans against the commando, Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher... ...Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper and General Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, conveyed to the president that if he followed up that tweet with a direct order, there would be huge consequences: Mr. Trump would lose...
  • Asked if the US will strike Iran, Trump says, "You'll soon find out".

    06/20/2019 9:23:34 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 126 replies
    CNBC ^ | 20 JUN 19 | Tucker Higgins
    President Donald Trump on Thursday told reporters, "you'll soon find out" whether the US will strike Iran as tensions between the two countries ratcheted up. This is breaking news please check back for updates.
  • Dem senators move to halt potential US troop withdrawal from S. Korea

    06/13/2018 11:15:18 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 13, 2018 | Ellen Mitchell
    A pair of Democratic senators on Wednesday introduced an amendment to the annual defense policy bill that would stop President Trump from withdrawing U.S. forces from South Korea without the Pentagon’s input. The amendment “would help prevent the President from making a rash decision about troop reductions on the Korean Peninsula that negatively impacts our national security,” Sens. Tammy Duckworth (Ill.) and Chris Murphy (Conn.) said in a joint statement. Introduced for the Fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the provision would stop a withdraw “unless the U.S. Secretary of Defense certifies it is in our national security interest...
  • Is NCIS on the White House's Speed-Dial

    01/23/2018 4:10:59 PM PST · by Oscar in Batangas · 15 replies
    N/A | Unpublished | Oscar in Batangas
    (Disclaimer: I am not a military lawyer, but I did play 'doctor' near a TV at age 9 or so). Therefore, the only thing I know about NCIS is what I watched on the several TV series. So, here goes with my proposition, knowing that learned FR Folks can and should make mincemeat out of it wherever appropriate. If President Donald J. Trump was, or is, at risk of assassination by persons within his own Justice Department and the FBI - rumors and innuendos abound - Shouldn't threats to the safety of Commander-in-Chief Donald J. Trump be dealt with via...
  • Hillary Clinton to Maddow: I Will Not Be A More Aggressive Commander In Chief Than Obama

    11/07/2015 6:32:02 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 39 replies
    RCP video ^ | 11-7-2015 | RCP transcript
    MSNBC: Hillary Clinton explains her views on military action, saying it's "irresponsible" to entirely rule out using force, but that force should "always be a last resort, not the first choice." Clinton said she would not be a "more aggressive commander in chief than President Obama." Transcript, via MSNBC: MADDOW: Of all of the candidates on the Democratic side, you are - rightly or wrongly - considered to be the most hawkish. ..... You have supported all of President Obama's military interventions and some that he hasn't. ..... CLINTON: Mm-hmm. MADDOW: For American military families who have seen deployment, after...
  • President Says “Right of Conscience” Not Valid for Military Personnel (Satire)

    01/06/2013 1:42:00 PM PST · by John Semmens · 23 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 Jan 2013 | John Semmens
    Even though he signed the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), President Obama says he will not abide by its provision protecting military chaplains from being compelled to perform services which violate their moral or religious beliefs. “I am the Commander-in-Chief,” Obama explained. “It is every soldier’s duty to carry out my orders without hesitation or mental reservation. No religious dogma can be permitted to interfere with this duty.” The genesis of the so-called “right of conscience” clause in the legislation was the desire to allow chaplains to be excused from performing gay marriages if their religious beliefs are opposed...
  • President May Ignore Debt Ceiling Law

    07/02/2011 4:17:27 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 13 replies
    Frustrated with Republican demands that federal spending be cut in exchange for their support in raising the congressionally delineated $14 trillion debt ceiling, President Obama has spurned Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky) invitation to meet to discuss a potential compromise and is, instead, said to be mulling over the idea of unilaterally breaching that limit. “If the Republicans are going to be such d**ks about it, the President may be forced to go it alone,” said Jay Carney, Presidential Press Secretary. “Every previous Congress has raised the debt ceiling when requested to do so by whoever was President at...
  • Obama Aide Defends Treating General as Waiter

    02/06/2011 10:59:52 AM PST · by John Semmens · 47 replies
    What observers took to be a gaffe was vigorously defended by Obama adviser Valerie Jarret. At a dinner hosted by the Alfalfa Club, Jarret asked a passing uniformed general to “bring me another glass of wine.” “They’re called ‘service men’ for Pete’s sake,” Jarret argued. “I’m a high-ranking advisor to their Commander-in-Chief. If I ask for something I should be served. It’s not like I’m asking them to take a bullet for me, although I believe it would be their duty to honor such a request.” read more...
  • Armed Forces Farewell to President Bush

    01/13/2009 8:35:45 AM PST · by silverleaf · 3 replies · 513+ views
    Pentagon Broadcast Network ^ | Jan 13, 2009 | Pentagon
  • January 20, 2009: Who will be the first member of the military who has to salute Obama?

    11/11/2008 7:25:39 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 54 replies · 281+ views
    Just wondering--after BHO takes the oath of office, he'll stroll past some guards...marines, maybe? Who will be the first fine member of the military forced to salute the friend of HAMAS, the friend of Bill Ayers, the guy who'll sit down with our sworn enemies without preconditions?
  • Bush doesn't rule out military strike in Iran

    06/11/2008 10:38:10 AM PDT · by SmithL · 27 replies · 67+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 6/11/8 | JENNIFER LOVEN, Associated Press Writer
    MESEBERG, Germany (AP) -- President Bush on Wednesday raised unprompted the possibility of a military strike to thwart Tehran's presumed nuclear weapons ambitions, speaking bullishly on Iran even as he admitted having been unwise to do so previously about Iraq. Bush's host in two days of meetings at a baroque castle, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, made clear her views on the saber-rattling — however subtle — without directly countering her guest. "I very clearly pin my hopes on diplomatic efforts," Merkel said, reflecting the deeply held European opinion that military action against Iran is nearly unthinkable. Merkel joined Bush in...
  • CNN breaks for briefing from Secretary Robert Gates [CENTCOM Commander Adm. William Fallon Resigns]

    03/11/2008 12:23:59 PM PDT · by gondramB · 170 replies · 5,666+ views
    CNN | March 11, 2008
    Rumor is Admiral William Fallon will retire suddenly No link yet
  • “Brilliant” potential C-in-C blows Rockefeller’s record on the war

    03/03/2008 6:21:03 AM PST · by jdm · 20 replies · 138+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 03, 2008 | by Ed Morrissey
    Barack Obama effusively praised the record of Jay Rockefeller after receiving a glowing introduction from the West Virginia Senator yesterday. Rockefeller called Obama “brilliant” and talked about what a great commander-in-chief Obama would make despite having no military experience nor any time on committees than handle military affairs during Obama’s three years in the Senate. Obama then complimented Rockefeller on his vote against the war — which proves that Obama isn’t as brilliant nor as ready as Rockefeller imagined: Obama criticized Clinton expressly for failing to read the classified National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq’s weapons capabilities, a report available at...
  • An AMAZING Day in the Life of President Bush! -(photos) - 6.13.06

    06/13/2006 4:51:39 PM PDT · by ohioWfan · 585 replies · 13,186+ views,; Reuters | 6.13.06 | ohioWfan
    Today our courageous and intrepid Commander in Chief and Leader of the Free World......a world freer because of his courage and leadership, made a surprise visit to Baghdad. It was his second visit to Iraq, the first being made at Thanksgiving in 2003, and not announced until he had already departed Iraq. This trip was different. Air Force One landed at Baghdad airport and the President with a handful of reporters, and his Press Secretary, Tony Snow took a Black Hawk helicopter into the Green Zone. He met with new Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who was informed only shortly...
  • Remarks by President Bush and Prime Minister Allawi

    09/23/2004 12:36:52 PM PDT · by ambrose · 1 replies · 215+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a transcript of remarks by President Bush and Prime Minister Allawi of the Interim Government of Iraq in a Joint Press Availability: The Rose Garden 12:06 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT BUSH: Thank you all for coming. I'm honored to stand with the Prime Minister of a free and sovereign Iraq. Welcome, Mr. Prime Minister. I applaud your leadership and your courage. It's my honor to welcome a friend to the White House. Mr. Prime Minister, you've accomplished a great deal in less than the three months since the transition to a free...
  • Fred Barnes: The Commander in Chief Thing

    07/31/2004 11:49:15 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 35 replies · 1,797+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | August 9, 2004 | Fred Barnes
    The Democrats decide to fight Bush on national security.IS THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE John Kerry's to lose? After a successful Democratic convention and an adequate but uninspiring acceptance speech, Kerry would never say so publicly. But that's what he and his advisers believe. Their theory is that the country has fundamentally made up its mind that President Bush shouldn't have a second term. After all, his reelect number--the share of the electorate that thinks he deserves another four years--is only 43 percent. So Bush would need almost all of the undecided vote to tilt his way, but normally they wind up...
  • Handling Economy More Important Role for President Than Commander in Chief

    07/05/2004 6:23:58 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 17 replies · 1,255+ views
    Gallup News Service ^ | July 2, 2004 | Joseph Carroll
    Six in 10 Americans say Bush and Kerry can each handle role as commander in chiefPRINCETON, NJ -- Is the most important job of the president to act as commander in chief of the military, to handle the economy, or to manage the federal government? A recent CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll asked Americans the question and found a plurality of Americans saying the president's most important role of the three is to handle the nation's economy. Acting as commander in chief of the military scores the lowest of the items listed in the poll. When Americans are asked whom they trust...
  • President Bush Spends Private Time with Rope-line Soldiers

    01/14/2004 9:08:33 AM PST · by TruthNtegrity · 105 replies · 285+ views
    Military Intelligence web-board | 1.13.2004 | TruthNtegriy
    This is the entire message I read: Haven't heard this in the press but was posted to one of my military INTEL sites. Sounds right though and seems to be in line with other similiar reports of our President and his interactions with his military.......... Quote " On 7 November, I had the opportunity to send some of my soldiers to the White House to participate in a Presidential departure ceremony. It was billed as they would get there, get a brief by the Mil Asst. and stand behind the ropes and wave as the president went out to Marine...