LOLITA C. BALDOR and ROBERT BURNS / The Associated PressSep 21, 2019
The move is a show of restraint after talk of all-out war amid major tensions over drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
MARCIA DUNN / The Associated PressJun 18, 2018
The president frames space as a national security issue, saying he does not want "China and Russia and other countries leading us." Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
By Nadia Prupis / Common DreamsJan 30, 2017
Council meetings will include the president's adviser and leave out key national security figures, except when their expertise is requested. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Marjorie Cohn / TruthdigFeb 2, 2016
If the candidate's foreign policy record is any guide, a Hillary Clinton presidency would perpetuate and bolster some of our most hateful national characteristics. Dig deeper ( 6 Min. Read )
By Amy Goodman and Denis MoynihanDec 31, 2015
As the clock counts down to the new year, another clock will continue ticking, counting the days, hours, minutes and seconds since May 23, 2013, the day President Barack Obama promised to free all those prisoners at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay who have been cleared for release. Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
Kasia Anderson / TruthdigDec 19, 2014
American forces have killed three high-ranking Islamic State leaders in Iraq in recent weeks, according to Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigMay 31, 2011
President Obama nominated Gen Martin Dempsey on Monday to take over as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the top military adviser to the president Obama's first choice for the job, according to The Washington Post, was Marine Gen James Cartwright, who was reportedly denied the promotion for (more). Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigNov 5, 2009
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Adm. Mike Mullen, expects the Pentagon to request emergency financing for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, a Bush-era tactic that uses "supplemental funding" to flesh out the already massive Pentagon budget to pay for the conflicts. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
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