Secretary of Defense

Rep. Mike Waltz Slams Biden’s ‘Callous, Incompetent’ Afghan Withdrawal: ‘Never Been More Disgusted with My Own Government’

The Biden administration’s “callous, cold-hearted, incompetent” withdrawal from Afghanistan was a “failure at leadership at the most senior levels,” according to Republican lawmaker Mike Waltz, who claimed he had “never been more disgusted with my own government” which he accused of having “betrayed” veterans, as he argued that neither the Taliban, al Qaeda, nor ISIS has yet to “get the memo” the war is over.

Representative Mike Waltz, a Republican from Florida, speaks during a news conference following an all member House briefing on Afghanistan at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021. The House adopted a $3.5 trillion budget resolution after a White House pressure campaign and assurances from …

Rep. Waltz: Pentagon May Have ‘Deliberately’ Hid Chinese Spy Vessels from Trump Fearing ‘Aggressive’ Reaction

The Pentagon may have “deliberately” hidden information from then-President Donald Trump about Chinese spy balloons roaming above the United States over fears Trump would act immediately and “aggressively” in response, according to Rep. Mike Waltz (R-FL), a member of the House Armed Services Committee whose suggestion comes in the wake of his briefings with former officials.

The Pentagon may have “deliberately” hidden information from then-President Donald …

7 Things to Know About Secretary of Defense Nominee James Mattis

Retired Marine General James N. Mattis, named on Thursday as President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for Secretary of Defense, is a larger-than-life figure with a fascinating career. Following are some choice details from his biography, and some lines of attack the Trump team might want to be on guard against.

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 23: Retired Marine Corps Gen. James "Jim" Mattis speaks during the DIRECTV and Operation Gratitude day of service at the fifth annual DIRECTV Dealer Revolution Conference at Caesars Palace on July 23, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for DIRECTV)

Ashton Carter Backs Trans-Pacific Partnership

SIMI VALLEY — U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter “strongly” urged passage of the highly controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal in the midst of addressing U.S. challenges from Russia and China during his keynote address to a host of Reagan National Defense Forum attendees on Saturday afternoon.

Ashton Carter (Michelle Moons / Breitbart News)

Impossible Rules of Engagement: ‘Zero Civilian Casualties’ in ISIS Battle

Ever since the weird non-war against ISIS began, we have heard loud boasts from the Obama Administration about how many fabulously expensive airstrikes coalition forces were conducting. And yet, the Islamic State remains on the march in Iraq and Syria, and is confident enough to launch a new campaign for control of devastated post-Obama, post-Clinton Libya.

Iraqi government forces celebrate while holding an al-Qaeda affiliated flag after they claimed they have gained complete control of the Diyala province, northeast of Baghdad, on January 26, 2015 near the town of Muqdadiyah. Iraqi forces have "liberated" Diyala province from the Islamic State jihadist group, retaking all populated areas …