WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday said he was replacing Defense Secretary Jim Mattis two months earlier than had been expected, a move officials said was driven by Trump’s anger at Mattis’ resignation letter and its rebuke of his foreign policy.
President Donald Trump announced on Thursday that Secretary of Defense James Mattis will be retiring at the end of February.
The Air Force repeatedly failed to submit the Sutherland Springs shooter’s criminal record to the FBI, allowing the shooter to purchase guns without failing a background check. A report issued by the Department of Defense’s Inspector General on Thursday said this was due to a lack of understanding or mistakes on the part of military law enforcement officials.
Last month, when the Treasury Department reported that the fiscal year 2018 deficit was a staggering $779 billion, President Trump made an announcement. Before meeting with his cabinet, the president said he would be asking every secretary to trim five percent, “if not more,” from his or her budget. Nor would he exempt the department of Defense.
Here’s hoping Trump changes his mind. Cutting the resources available to the Pentagon is a bad idea. A new report from the bipartisan National Defense Strategy Commission underscores just how bad.
The United States military might “struggle to win, or perhaps lose” a war with China or Russia, according to a congressionally-mandated report from the National Defense Strategy Commission.
The United States is not equipped to combat Chinese or Russian hypersonic weapons that have the capacity to overwhelm American missile-defense systems, according to a senior Pentagon official.
Sen. Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) criticized Google on Tuesday following news the technology giant would not compete for a major Pentagon contract.
The defense spending bill passed by the House of Representatives Wednesday includes $1 million for the Pentagon to hire “gender advisors.”
Secretary of Defense James Mattis on Tuesday dismissed allegations in Bob Woodward’s book Fear: Trump in the White House, which he called “fiction.”
Republican senator Jeff Flake (Ariz.) is seeking to prevent the federal government from spending tax dollars on the development of robotic bartenders.