James Mattis

Questions Swirling Around Amazon Contract Complicate Acting Defense Secretary’s Future

Serious questions surrounding a high-value Pentagon contract, worth $10 billion and geared to be granted to web giant Amazon, could complicate Acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan’s chances of confirmation by the U.S. Senate into a permanent position atop the Department of Defense should President Donald Trump follow through with nominating him for the post.

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Supreme Court Allows Military Transgender Ban to Continue—for Now

WASHINGTON, DC – The Supreme Court voted 5-4 on Tuesday to block lower court orders that had prevented President Donald Trump’s policy on transgender military troops from taking effect. The matter is now expected to go back before the justices for final judgment in the next year.

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CNN’s Mike Rogers: Mattis’ Resignation Will ‘Leave a Mark’ on Trump

Monday on CNN’s “New Day,”a former Republican House Intelligence Committee chairman and network national security commentator Mike Rogers said the resignation of Defense Secretary James Mattis will leave a “mark” on President Donald Trump. Rogers said, “I think this one is

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Pollak: In Praise of the Principled Resignation

The principled resignation, a staple of British politics, has been dormant in the U.S. for far too long. Its return heralds a restoration of character and credibility in American democracy.

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MSNBC’s Wallace on Mattis Exit: ‘The World is Less Safe Today’

Friday on MSNBC’s “Deadline,” host Nicolle Wallace said the world was “less safe today after the dramatic resignation of the last human guardrail,” referring to outgoing Secretary of Defense James Mattis. Wallace said, “Donald Trump wags the dog as the investigations

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NYT’s Haberman: Mattis Resignation an ‘Astonishing Rebuke of Trumpism’

Friday on CNN’s “New Day,” New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman discussed Secretary of Defense James Mattis’ resignation set for February, calling it an “astonishing rebuke of Trumpism” because he differed with President Donald Trump’s foreign policy. Haberman praised Mattis’

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Watch Live: 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at the Pentagon

Vice President Mike Pence joins Defense Secretary James Mattis and Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, for a commemoration ceremony at the Pentagon’s 9/11 Memorial.

A U.S. flag is unfurled at sunrise on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, at the Pentagon on the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Mike Pence to Make Space Force Push at Pentagon

Vice President Mike Pence will deliver a message Thursday at the Pentagon, where he is expected to lay out a plan for the Space Force for which President Donald Trump has been pushing.

The Space Shuttle Discovery is the back drop as Vice President Mike Pence speaks during the inaugural meeting of the National Space Council on 'Leading the Next Frontier' at the National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, October 5, 2017 in Chantilly, Virginia. Originally established in 1958, this …