Republicans Furious That Mattis Is Placing Key Obama Allies In Top Defense Positions

Politics | Jonah Bennett
James Mattis

‘He certainly has got a tough job, but it sometimes feels like he forgets that we won the election’

Report Wants Women To Sign Up For Draft

Politics | Jonah Bennett
This March 21, 2004 file photo shows female soldiers from the US 1st Cavalry join a patrol in Baghdad's al-Jihad quarter. US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has decided to lift a ban on women serving in combat, a senior defense official said January 23, 2013. Panetta and General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, "are expected to announce the lifting of the direct combat exclusion rule for women in the military," the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told reporters. Karim Sahibkarim/AFP/Getty Images.

‘The biggest mistake—indeed, the worst outcome for the Defense Department—would be to do nothing’

Vets' Group Urges DOD To Focus On Women Affected By Naked Photo Scandal

US | Jonah Bennett
U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis waits to welcome Canada's Minister of National Defense Harjit Sajjan at the Pentagon in Washington, U.S., February 6, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

The organization is concerned that victims aren’t getting enough support

Mattis Is The Only Trump Political Appointee At The Pentagon Two Months In

Politics | Jonah Bennett
U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis briefs the media during a NATO defence ministers meeting at the Alliance's headquarters in Brussels, Belgium February 15, 2017. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

‘The delays are already causing much consternation among allies’

Trump Supporter, Former Navy SEAL Carl Higbie Interviews For DOD Public Affairs Chief

Politics | Jonah Bennett
This picture taken 26 December 2011 shows the Pentagon building in Washington, DC. The Pentagon, which is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense (DOD), is the world's largest office building by floor area, with about 6,500,000 sq ft (600,000 m2), of which 3,700,000 sq ft (340,000 m2) are used as offices. Approximately 23,000 military and civilian employees and about 3,000 non-defense support personnel work in the Pentagon. Staff/AFP/Getty Images.

Higbie is a long-time Trump supporter.

The Pentagon Has Been Secretly Hacking Kim Jong-un's Missiles

World | Ryan Pickrell
A test launch of ground-to-ground medium long-range ballistic rocket Hwasong-10 in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on June 23, 2016. REUTERS/KCNA

Increased test failures

Mattis Shows Up Unannounced, Gives Middle East Policy Office A Pop Quiz

National Security | Saagar Enjeti
U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis waits to welcome Canada's Minister of National Defense Harjit Sajjan at the Pentagon in Washington, U.S., February 6, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

‘By reading, you learn through others’ experiences’

The Pentagon Has Just Abandoned Obama's Term 'ISIL' In Favor Of 'ISIS'

Politics | Jonah Bennett
Iraqi Forces Emergency Response Unit Begins Offensive To Drive Islamic State From Western Mosul, Iraq

‘Do you ever notice — it’s never ISIS, it’s ISIL?’

Here's What James Mattis Did After Arriving Home At 3AM

National Security | Saagar Enjeti
U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis waits to welcome Canada's Minister of National Defense Harjit Sajjan at the Pentagon in Washington, U.S., February 6, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Mattis returned from a number of foreign meetings

Russian Spy Ship Spotted Off Delaware Coast

World | Saagar Enjeti
Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during celebrations for Navy Day as it rains in Baltiysk

‘we are keeping our eyes on it’

Pentagon: US Ready To Blast North Korea's New Missile Out Of The Sky

World | Ryan Pickrell
A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched during a successful intercept test, in this undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Department of Defense, Missile Defense Agency. THAAD provides the U.S. military a land-based, mobile capability to defend against short- and medium-range ballistic missiles, intercepting incoming missiles inside and outside the earth's atmosphere. REUTERS/U.S. Department of Defense, Missile Defense Agency/Handout via Reuters

But, it’s not an easy target

Navy Issued Big Diversity And Social Change Plan A Week After Trump Took Over

Politics | Jonah Bennett
U.S. sailors salute during the retiring of the colors during the NCAA Carrier Classic men's college basketball game between Michigan State Spartans and North Carolina Tar Heels in Coronado,

‘All of these euphemisms are new ways to enforce gender diversity ‘metrics’ — another name for quotas’

Pentagon Believes US Was Intended Target In Saudi Frigate Bombing

World | Ryan Pickrell
The USS Nitze, a Guided Missile Destroyer is pictured in New York Harbor, May 24, 2006. REUTERS/Peter Foley/File Photo

Mistake or practice for a future attack

Male, Female Infantry Marines Will Have To Share The Same Tents

US | Jonah Bennett
Female Marines Participate In Marine Combat Training At Camp LeJeune

‘We’re not changing any of our tactical posture or breaking unit cohesion’

The 7 Most Egregious Acts Of 'Social Justice' In Obama's Military

Politics | Jonah Bennett
President Barack Obama meets with Military Combatant Commanders and Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., January 4, 2017. (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

The Bible apparently perpetuating sexism is just one example

'Mad Dog' Mattis Gives Shout Out To Intel Community In First Message As SecDef

Politics | Jonah Bennett
Pence swears in Mattis to be Secretary of Defense in Washington

‘Together with the Intelligence Community we are the sentinels and guardians of our nation’

US Sends Its Expensive Stealth Bombers To Annihilate ISIS In Libya

World | Russ Read
A B-2 Spirit proceeds to an undisclosed location after flying a mission over Iraq, March 27, 2003. A U.S. B-2 bomber on Friday dropped two earth-shattering 4,600-pound (2,086 kg) "bunker-buster" bombs on a downtown Baghdad communications tower, defense officials said. it was the first use of the big bombs in a week-long pounding of the Iraqi capital. U.S.-led jets and ships have used more than 5,000 bombs and missiles against Baghdad and across Iraq in a war to depose President Saddam Hussein. REUTERS/Cherie A. Thurlby/U.S. Air Force

Use of the B-2s was expensive overkill

Outgoing Army Sec Says Being Gay Motivated Him To Make Army More Inclusive

Politics | Jonah Bennett
Eric Fanning, the incoming 22nd Secretary of the Army, reviews the Fife and Drum Corps during his full honor arrival ceremony at Fort Myers in Arlington, Virginia2

Will progressive policies continue? It’s hard to tell.

US Deploys Advanced Tech To Keep An Eye On Kim Jong-Un's Long-Range Missiles

National Security | Ryan Pickrell
A test launch of ground-to-ground medium long-range ballistic rocket Hwasong-10 in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on June 23, 2016. REUTERS/KCNA

North Korea has stepped up ICBM rhetoric this month

Afghanistan ‘On The Brink’ Of Ruin As Hundreds Of US Marines Head Back

World | Saagar Enjeti

‘perpetually on the brink of further violence’