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Trump's foreign policy nuttiness was on full display in NBC forum
During NBC’s “Commander-In-Chief Forum” Wednesday night, Donald Trump demonstrated why he would be a constant embarrassment to his country should he ever be unleashed on the world stage with all the powers of the American presidency. Much of the post-forum buzz has been about interviewer Matt Lauer’s...
711 points by Los Angeles Times | President of the United States Iraq War George W. Bush Barack Obama United States 2003 invasion of Iraq Commander-in-chief Iraq
Trump faces national security test with speeches, forum
Trump is expected to unveil a plan for a major increase in defense spending        
-1 points by The Detroit News | George W. Bush Commander Donald Trump Commander-in-chief Navy Democratic Party Hillary Rodham Clinton Military
What Donald Trump gets wrong about sexual assault in the military
This is where Trump's retrograde sensibilities, unchecked, get dangerous.
112 points by The Washington Post | Commander-in-chief Military Armed forces Soldier Sexual intercourse Human sexual behavior Matt Lauer Military education and training
It's not clear that Donald Trump understands the relationship between the president and the military
Trump threatens to fire America's top generals, who have been "reduced to rubble."
45110 points by The Washington Post | Barack Obama Hillary Rodham Clinton President of the United States Bill Clinton David D. McKiernan Democratic Party United States presidential election 2008 Commander-in-chief
Trump's tweet on military sex assault
Donald Trump stood by his past comment that military sexual assaults should be expected "when they put men and women together" in the US armed forces during an NBC-hosted forum Wednesday night. But he added that a "court system" should be set up in the military to better deal with what he called "a massive problem."
3261 points by CNN | Rape Judge Sexual intercourse Armed forces Commander-in-chief Human sexual behavior Court Military
Veterans assess presidential candidates fitness to be commander in chief
The race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton brings to the forefront the question of who is best fit to be the next commander-in-chief of the U.S. armed forces.
6 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | President of the United States Military Commander-in-chief Armed forces George W. Bush Navy Commander Bill Clinton
Donald Trump promises huge boost in military spending
Republican Donald Trump vowed to boost military spending by tens of billions of dollars on Wednesday, outlining plans for major increases in the number of active troops, Navy ships and submarines, and fighter planes.
2 points by The Denver Post | Military Security Commander-in-chief Donald Trump Information security Navy
Trump breaks these 3 rules about how U.S. presidents relate to the military
And in Yemen, a soldier died and three were wounded.
37 points by The Washington Post | President of the United States Commander-in-chief Military President United States armed forces Battle Civilian control of the military Military base
What should U.S. military leaders do if the president provokes a major international crisis?
What would it do to democracy if military leaders questioned a political decision by the country's elected civilian leader?
134 points by The Washington Post | United States President of the United States Military Civilian control of the military United States Marine Corps Political philosophy Commander-in-chief Joint Chiefs of Staff
Thousands More Troops Needed in Afghanistan, U.S. General Says
A few thousand more troops are needed to help end the stalemate in Afghanistan and Russian meddling is complicating the counterterrorism fight, U.S. Army Gen. John Nicholson told a Senate panel.
322 points by The Wall Street Journal | Commander-in-chief United States Senate Military United States Army Navy Army Armed forces United States
Trump: Media sometimes 'doesn't want to report' on terrorism
President Trump said the media in many cases "doesn't want to report on" terrorism, speaking to senior U.S. military commanders and coalition representatives on Feb. 6 at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida.
-2 points by The Washington Post | United States Commander-in-chief President of the United States United States Marine Corps United States House of Representatives Florida Baseball
US says strikes kill 4 al-Shabab members in Somalia
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - The U.S. military says it killed four members of the extremist group al-Shabab during a counterterrorism operation in Somalia this week. The U.S. Africa Command says Monday's strikes came in response to an attack by a "large group of armed al-Shabab fighters" on the joint operation ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Somali people United States Somalia Djibouti History of Somalia United States Department of Defense Commander-in-chief Washington D.C.
Donald Trump faces national security test with speeches, forum
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Republican Donald Trump is unveiling a plan for a major increase in defense spending as he works to convince skeptics in both parties that he's ready to lead the world's most powerful military. The New York businessman, who has struggled at times to demonstrate a command of ...
3 points by The Washington Times | George W. Bush Commander Donald Trump Commander-in-chief Navy Military Hillary Rodham Clinton Democratic Party
Donald Trump to call for major increase in defense spending today
Republican Donald Trump is unveiling a plan for a major increase in defense spending as he works to convince skeptics in both parties that he's ready to lead the world's most powerful military. The New York businessman, who has struggled at times to demonstrate a command of foreign policy, will...
272 points by Chicago Tribune | George W. Bush Commander Donald Trump Commander-in-chief Navy Democratic Party Hillary Rodham Clinton Military