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Mattis withdraws Pentagon pick seen as Muslim Brotherhood supporter

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has withdrawn his nominee for the Pentagon’s top civilian job after opposition from lawmakers concerned about her close ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. A senior official confirmed to Fox News that Mattis pulled the nomination of former Ambassador Anne Patterson to be undersecretary of defense for policy. The move was first

Defense Department seeks space in Trump Tower

A Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday the Defense Department is looking to rent some space in Trump Tower for the “personnel and equipment who will support POTUS at this residence in the building.” Lt. Col. J.B. Brindle told The Washington Post the DoD is “working through appropriate channels … to acquire a limited amount of leased

Obama Boots Russian “Spies”—but Welcomes Cuban Spies

Humberto Fontova, The deepest and most damaging penetration of the U.S. Defense Department by an enemy agent in modern history was pulled off by a spy working for the Castro regime. Problem is, the mainstream media treasures their Havana bureaus. So they always strive to avoid any stories that might unduly upset the Stalinist apparatchiks

How Obama is exposing U.S. defense information to the world’s worst intelligence traffickers

Humberto Fontova, Welcoming Castro’s Spies.  The deepest and most damaging penetration of the U.S. Defense Department by an enemy agent in modern history was pulled off by a spy working for the Castro regime.   Problem is, the mainstream media treasures their Havana bureaus. So they always strive to avoid any stories that might unduly

America’s Secret Planned Conquest Of Russia

Eric Zuesse, The U.S. government’s plan to conquer Russia is based upon a belief in, and the fundamental plan to establish, “Nuclear Primacy” against Russia — an American ability to win a nuclear war against, and so conquer, Russia. This concept became respectable in U.S. academic and governmental policymaking circles when virtually simultaneously in 2006

Bringing ‘America First’ to Government Contracts

Fred Lucas, Trump can use federal spending as leverage to protect and support American jobs. President-Elect Donald Trump hasn’t waited until Jan. 20 to get to work on policy. Trump first preserved about 800 Carrier jobs in Indiana — keeping a specific campaign promise and reflecting his broader campaign theme about American jobs. He at least

Trump poised for cost-cutting battle with defense contractors

President-elect Donald Trump’s preemptive strike on the price tag of two major projects with leading defense contractors has fiscal hawks hopeful the incoming administration can rein in Pentagon contract costs even as Trump vows to invest in rebuilding the U.S. military. “I hope this will be an opportunity to look at the Pentagon more clearly

Trump’s Way Ahead – A Strong Cabinet

Robert Charles, As wider Cabinet choices are made by President-elect Trump, optimism should grow. Beyond national security, the incoming team has a deep bench to draw from. Perhaps missed in the media hoopla over national security appointments is the enormous range of talent that may become “The Trump Administration.” If the “best and brightest” step

Trump and America’s Navy: Dilemmas, Strategy, and Optimism

Robert Charles, Thinking about the new Trump Navy, in context of a totally rebuilt military, less focused on intervention than deterrence, one immediately faces dilemmas. How do we prepare for a two decade reconstruction of diminished and necessary capabilities, while reforming a slow, unresponsive and costly procurement process? How do we reestablish deterrence among Big

Trump Mandate: Save the US Navy

Robert Charles, There is an element of politics embedded in policy, no getting around it. That is, at least since Andrew Jackson, how democracy works. Presidents have a constitutional right to appoint their choices to top posts – subject to Senate confirmation. More often than not, those choices come from the president’s own party. However,

Lawmakers blast Pentagon over ‘boneheaded’ clawback of improper military bonuses

California lawmakers from both sides of the aisle piled on the Pentagon after reports it is forcing service members to repay enlistment bonuses improperly paid to thousands of National Guard soldiers a decade ago. The Defense Department ordered as many as 10,500 former National Guardsmen from California to pay back enlistment bonuses totaling as much