Joint Chiefs Of Staff Scrutinized By Senate Over Sexual Assault Problems In U.S. Military

By: Wednesday June 5, 2013 8:37 am

Yesterday the Joint Chiefs of Staff testified before Congress regarding the senior military leaders’ response (or lack thereof) to rising cases of sexual assault in the military. The answers provided were less than satisfactory to many Senators with one Republican Senator, Roy Blunt, calling the responses “stunningly bad.” Senators from both parties pressed the leaders, [...]

Taliban Rocket Attack Damages JCS Chairman’s Plane in Afghanistan

By: Tuesday August 21, 2012 9:35 am

I’ve been lax in getting around to the disturbing acceleration of “green-on-blue” incidents in Afghanistan. The entire situation is kind of too depressing to contemplate. We’re coming up on the 11th anniversary of war in that country, and even a process like recruitment for the local security forces, which everyone has touted as the best [...]

JCS Chair Dempsey Rejects War With Iran, Arming Syrian Rebels

By: Monday February 20, 2012 7:35 am

It appears that Martin Dempsey is my new favorite Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He accepted the job amid a time of discontent for the neocons, who see the US performing the unforgivable strategy of shutting down wars without replacing them with shiny, new wars. So they have mounted an offensive in recent [...]

Chairman Of Joint Chiefs: “Allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly would be the right thing to do”

By: Tuesday February 2, 2010 10:07 am

Admiral Mike Mullen, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said at the first Congressional hearing on the military’s Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy in 17 years that “my personal belief is that allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly would be the right thing to do.” However, he cautioned that a year-long process [...]

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