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  • Mattis blasts ‘indifferent’ Biden for bungling Iraq: ‘The enemy gets a vote’

    09/02/2019 1:01:56 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 103 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 02, 2019 11:29 AM | Caitlin Yilek
    Jim Mattis, the former Marine Corps general and Pentagon chief, has lashed 2020 Democratic front-runner Joe Biden for fueling the rise of ISIS by insisting on the total withdrawal of U.S. troops in Iraq. "You may want a war over. You may declare it over. You may even try to walk away from it. But the bottom line is the enemy gets a vote, as we say in the military, and we simply have got to understand that terrorism is going to be an ambient threat," he said in an NPR interview. As vice president, Biden was tasked by President...
  • Mattis swipes at Trump, warns of ‘storm clouds gathering’ amid fractured alliances

    08/28/2019 7:35:02 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 66 replies
    fox ^ | 08/28/2019 | Brooke Singman
    Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis took several implicit swipes at President Trump’s leadership in an op-ed published Wednesday, warning about the fallout from fractured alliances and increasing divisiveness under the current administration. Mattis’ comments were included in a lengthy essay adapted from a forthcoming book and published in The Wall Street Journal. They amount to the most extensive remarks from him about his time in the Trump administration since he quietly resigned in January.
  • Trump: Mattis out as of Jan. 1; deputy to be acting chief

    12/23/2018 11:22:27 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 84 replies
    Yahoo Noose ^ | December 23, 2018 | Associated Presstitutes, Concern Desk
    Irritated with the criticism and fallout from Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' resignation, President Donald Trump on Sunday pushed the Pentagon chief out the door two months earlier than planned, an acrimonious end to a tense relationship that had been eroding in recent months. In a series of tweets, Trump appeared to questions why he had put Mattis in his Cabinet in the first place, and said deputy defense secretary Patrick Shanahan will take over as acting secretary on Jan. 1 to cover the accelerated departure. The sudden change strips Mattis of any chance to further frame national security policy or...
  • Secretary Mattis resignation letter

    12/21/2018 8:39:00 PM PST · by robowombat · 64 replies
    Document Cloud ^ | Dec 20, 2018 | Sec Def
    SECRETARY OF DEFENSE 3000 DEFENSE PENTAGON WASHINGTON, DC 2030i 41060 December 20, 2018 Dear Mr. President: I have been privileged to serve as our country?s 26th Secretary of Defense which has allowed me to serve alongside our men and women of the Department in defense of our citizens and our ideals. I am proud of the progress that has been made over the past two years on some of the key goals articulated in our National Defense Strategy: putting the Department on a more sound budgetary footing, improving readiness and lethality in our forces, and reforming the Department?s business practices...
  • Mattis Was No Good

    12/21/2018 7:45:21 AM PST · by chiller · 103 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/21/18 | David Archibald
    American Thinker readers were warned about General Mattis over a year ago in this article. Briefly, Mattis was and remains a supporter of global warming. The issue of global warming continues to be a reliable and simple litmus test. If someone believes in global warming, then you can be sure he is a globalist who loathes Western civilization. (SNIP) Since that article, Mattis's charge sheet has expanded somewhat. Trump wanted to get trannies out of the military simply because of the costs involved in having them. Mattis pushed back and slow-walked the order. Gender dysphoria is one of the worst...
  • James Mattis' Resignation Has Conservatives Admitting It's 'Time To Panic'

    12/21/2018 7:00:49 AM PST · by Menehune56 · 110 replies
    HuffPost via Yahoo News ^ | 12/20/2018 | David Moye
    President Donald Trump’s announcement on Thursday that James Mattis would be stepping down as secretary of defense in February was a shock to many conservatives ― and not in a good way. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said in a statement that he was “distressed that [Mattis] is resigning due to sharp differences with the president on ... key aspects of America’s global leadership.”
  • Trump tweets Mattis is Retiring in February

    12/20/2018 2:32:40 PM PST · by Mariner · 52 replies
    Twitter ^ | December 20th, 2018 | Donald Trump
    General Jim Mattis will be retiring, with distinction, at the end of February, after having served my Administration as Secretary of Defense for the past two years. During Jim’s tenure, tremendous progress has been made, especially with respect to the purchase of new fighting....
  • Defense Secretary James Mattis to retire at the end of February, Trump says

    12/20/2018 2:42:05 PM PST · by Trump_the_Evil_Left · 141 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 20, 2018 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    President Trump said Thursday evening that Defense Secretary James Mattis will be retiring in February, in a shock announcement adding to the list of the president's outgoing Cabinet members after his second year in office. Mattis will step down "with distinction" after serving in his role for two years, the president said on Twitter. "During Jim’s tenure, tremendous progress has been made, especially with respect to the purchase of new fighting equipment," Trump tweeted. "General Mattis was a great help to me in getting allies and other countries to pay their share of military obligations. A new Secretary of Defense...
  • James Mattis’s Letter of Resignation

    12/20/2018 4:38:48 PM PST · by central_va · 168 replies
    The Atlanitc ^ | 12/20/18 | Mattis
    One core belief I have always held is that our strength as a nation is inextricably linked to the strength of our unique and comprehensive system of alliances and partnerships. While the US remains the indispensable nation in the free world, we cannot protect our interests or serve that role effectively without maintaining strong alliances and showing respect to those allies. Like you, I have said from the beginning that the armed forces of the United States should not be the policeman of the world. Instead, we must use all tools of American power to provide for the common defense,...
  • Female Green Berets....

    11/26/2018 10:00:03 AM PST · by RArtfulogerDodger · 45 replies ^ | 11/24/2018 | Jeffrey A. Friedberg
    [THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE'S AUTHOR WAS REQUESTED TO POST THIS "TIP" WHEREVER IT MIGHT GET "COVERAGE." IT COMES FROM ANOTHER PERSON WHO IS WELL-QUALIFIED TO TALK ABOUT THE UNITED STATES ARMY'S GREEN BERETS---AND WHO BRINGS WHAT IS FELT TO BE A "DIRE WARNING."] I recently spent some time at the Special Forces Decade Association Headquarters, talking with a few generations of our finest. There were some serious allegations about the first woman to pass the Special Forces “Q,” Assessment and Selection Phase course, recently. If these allegations are true, they represent to me significant corruption, ethical and leadership failures, and potentially...
  • It's Official: Army Adopts Version of Pinks and Greens Uniform on Veterans Day

    11/12/2018 4:34:56 AM PST · by cll · 43 replies ^ | 11/11/2018 | Matthew Cox
    After more than a year of discussion, the U.S. Army announced Sunday that it has adopted a version of the World War II pinks and greens uniform as the service's new everyday dress uniform. By 2028, the "Army Greens" will become the "everyday business-wear uniform for all soldiers," according to a Veterans Day Army news release. "This is the uniform worn by America's 'Greatest Generation' in World War II," the release states. Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel Dailey unveiled the first prototypes of the two-tone uniform in October 2017 at the Association of the United States Army's annual meeting....
  • Mattis Shoots Down Reporter On Troop Deployment To The Border: This Isn't A Stunt

    11/01/2018 1:12:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | November 1, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    We have an illegal alien horde approaching our southern border. No, we have multiple hordes approaching the border. With local police in Mexico unable to stop them, the closest caravan is 1,000 miles away from the border. The Trump administration has decided to deploy thousands of troops in hopes of preventing scores of illegal aliens from flooding into the country. It’s been slammed as a 2018 election ploy. For Secretary of Defense James Mattis, this isn’t a stunt. Yesterday, he shot down a reporter who made that insinuation during a presser with South Korea’s defense minister (via Fox News):Watch the latest video...
  • More US troops will deploy to Mexico border on top of 5,200 already sent, top US general says

    10/30/2018 4:16:25 PM PDT · by Innovative · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct. 30, 2018 | Lucas Tomlinson
    The top U.S. military commander for North America said to expect more American troops to deploy to the southern border. "What I can confirm is there will be additional force over and above the 5,239 (already heading to the border), the magnitude of that difference I don’t have an answer for you," Air Force Gen. Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy, head of U.S. Northern Command, told reporters Tuesday afternoon in an impromptu news conference in the Pentagon. O'Shaughnessy did not have a cost estimate for the deployment of more than 5,200 troops to the southern border. O'Shaughnessy said each service member deploying...
  • Military to Deploy 5,000 Troops to Southern Border, U.S. Officials Say

    10/29/2018 7:00:18 AM PDT · by sitetest · 246 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 29, 2018 | Breaking News
    Oct. 29, 2018 9:44 a.m. ET Breaking News: * Military to Deploy 5,000 Troops to Southern Border, U.S. Officials Say * Deployment Numbers Are Increase From Initial Estimates of 800 Troops * Troops to Be Sent to Texas, Arizona and California, U.S. Officials Say
  • Mattis: Military moving equipment to border ahead of migrant caravan

    10/28/2018 8:25:52 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 208 replies
    PRAGUE — The U.S. military has already begun delivering jersey barriers to the southern border in conjunction with plans to deploy active duty troops there, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Sunday as a caravan of Central Americans slowly heads across Mexico toward the United States.Mattis told reporters traveling with him that details of the deployment are still being worked out but he should have them Sunday night. They will include exactly how many forces are needed.The additional troops will provide logistical and other support to the Border Patrol, and will bolster the efforts of the approximately 2,000 National Guard...
  • Mattis, Trump Expected to Send Almost 800 Troops to Border to Counter Migrant Caravan

    10/25/2018 10:44:41 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 85 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 1:00pm | Mary Chastain
    President Donald Trump said he plans on “bringing out the military” to stop the thousands of people in the migrant caravan headed to our border. Another report stated that Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis “is expected to sign deployment orders as soon as Thursday that could send 800 or more troops to the border.” Trump has repeated threats to send the military to the border to defend it against the mostly Honduran migrants who continue to march to the border. The number of people within the caravan has fluctuated, but USA Today reported that the Mexican government has determined the...
  • Mattis to order 800 troops to US-Mexico border: reports

    10/25/2018 8:45:55 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 86 replies
    The HIll ^ | 10/25/18 | REBECCA KHEEL
    Defense Secretary James Mattis is expected to sign an order sending up to 800 troops to the U.S.-Mexico border amid President Trump’s ongoing focus on a migrant caravan traveling to the United States, according to multiple reports. Citing unidentified U.S. officials, reports said Mattis could sign the order as soon as Thursday to send hundreds of U.S. service members to help with logistical support such as providing tents and fencing. A Pentagon spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill. The Pentagon, though, previously said it had received no official request from the White House...
  • Women in Combat? Secretary Mattis Steps Into a Minefield

    10/19/2018 5:20:53 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 85 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | October 19, 2018 | Edward D. Chang
    ...Jim Mattis has largely avoided the major controversies that have plagued his fellow Trump cabinet members. But if the reaction to his recent remarks at the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) are any indication, his luck may have begun to run out. During a September visit to the military school, Mattis offered his thoughts on women serving in combat infantry jobs, later interpreted by the Associated Press as a “dim view” of their prospects. The comments were further panned by those advocating the integration of women into combat, who characterized Mattis as “poisoning the well” and “sabotaging” efforts to integrate women....
  • Mattis works to dispel rumors, says Trump is ‘100 percent’ with him

    10/16/2018 2:41:25 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 16 October 2018 | Edmund DeMarche
    James Mattis, the U.S. defense secretary, said on Tuesday that he was assured by President Trump that his job is "100 percent" safe after a "60 Minutes" interview with his boss led to some speculation about the cabinet member's future. Mattis told reporters that he had an in-flight conversation with Trump and was told by the president that he has his full support. In an interview that aired Sunday, Trump appeared to question Mattis' future, saying he "may leave." "I think he's sort of a Democrat, if you want to know the truth," Trump told Lesley Stahl. "But Gen. Mattis...
  • Trump Calls Mattis 'Sort of a Democrat' and Says He 'May Leave'

    10/14/2018 11:12:17 AM PDT · by yoe · 40 replies
    General News ^ | October 14, 2018 | Phil Stewart
    U.S. President Donald Trump said he is unsure whether Defense Secretary James Mattis is planning to step down from his post, but told CBS’ “60 Minutes” in a pre-taped interview that the retired general might and that he regards Mattis as “sort of a Democrat.”