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Trump's plan to defeat ISIS slammed
A retired army general is slamming Donald Trump's remarks that as President he will ask the US military to come up with a plan within one month to defeat ISIS.
20623 points by CNN | Military General officer Anderson Cooper Navy Donald Trump Army Al-Qaeda Military of the United States
Retired generals from Ohio stress their support for Hillary Clinton ahead of Donald Trump's Cleveland appearance
Two Ohio-born retired generals criticized Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump ahead of the billionaire's appearance at a Cleveland charter school on Thursday — and stressed their support of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in a news conference organized by her campaign. CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Two retired generals from Ohio stressed their support of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in a news conference organized by her campaign, ahead of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's appearance at a Cleveland charter school on Thursday. Four Star Retired Gen. Johnnie Wilson, who grew up in Lorain, emphasized Clinton's commitment to the military and their families -- and said he was hurt by Trump's criticism of a Khizr Khan, a Muslim American military father who lost his son in Iraq. "Hillary has been a staunch supporter of the military her entire adult life," Wilson said.  "She understands what a military family endures." Wilson also questioned how Trump would handle conflicts with foreign counties. He said while he believed Clinton would listen to advisers, he was doubtful Trump would hear out their advice. "She's a very compassionate person, but at the same time, she's very decisive," Wilson said of Clinton.  "She's the person who will sit around the table with us, and receive input and make a decision. I think Donald, he'll sit for the cameras but he will say I already know what I want to do." Wilson was joined by Brigadier General Larry Gillespie of Cincinnati, who underscored Clinton's experience. "She's been in public service for over 30 years. She's been the First Lady of Arkansas. She's been the First Lady of this country. She's been a senator from New York. She's been the Secretary of State and she served well. She served very well." Gillespie said. "Who has the experience? Who has the better resume?" The Clinton campaign on Wednesday released a list of 95 retired generals and admirals who have endorsed her candidacy for president. "Clinton is getting the backing of more senior military service members and former officials with command and management experience than any non-incumbent Democrat due to her proven record of diplomacy and steady leadership on the world stage," her campaign said in a news release. Stay with cleveland.com for coverage of Trump's visit to Cleveland.Donald Trump expected to give education policy address (live coverage)
23 points by The Plain Dealer | President of the United States Hillary Rodham Clinton Democratic Party First Lady of the United States Bill Clinton Donald Trump Military of the United States Barack Obama
Pentagon asks for $30bn to address readiness, Russia and ISIS
The Pentagon is asking Congress for an extra $30 billion for 2017, mostly to address pressing readiness issues and the fight against Islamic State – yet Russia and President Trump’s budget proposal dominated the Senate appropriations hearing. Read Full Article at RT.com
-1 points by Russia Today | United States Department of Defense United States Army Military of the United States United States Marine Corps United States Senate Joint Chiefs of Staff United States armed forces President of the United States
Defense Secretary Mattis breaks with Trump on declaring that media are 'enemy of the American people'
Trump attacks the media at campaign rally a month into his term Feb. 19, 2017, 8:56 a.m. A look at President Trump's administration and the rest of Washington: Trump: Media is a " big part of the problem" Trump says he wants to bring back coal. This soon-to-be closed Arizona plant could be his...
33 points by Los Angeles Times | President of the United States Federal government of the United States United States Department of Defense Newspaper Military of the United States Classified information Washington D.C. Executive Office of the President of the United States
Yemen raid: Target was al Qaeda chief
A senior US military official told CNN Monday that intelligence collection wasn't the only objective of the recent military raid in Yemen but the leader of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula had also been targeted.
1457 points by CNN | United States Navy SEALs Al-Qaeda United States Navy Special Activities Division United States Department of Defense September 11 attacks Military of the United States Northwest Airlines Flight 253
Pentagon botches release of video seized in Yemen raid
WASHINGTON — The U.S. military on Friday released a short clip from training videos seized in last weekend’s Yemen raid, but the images appear to be vintage al-Qaida footage that was first made public a decade ago. U.S. Central Command said the clip, which is a bit longer than a minute, came from five longer...
34 points by New York Post | Al-Qaeda United States Department of Defense War in Afghanistan Arabian Peninsula Laws of war Military of the United States Unified Combatant Command Fighter aircraft
Japan PM in NY for 1st meeting by foreign leader with Trump
NEW YORK (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he believes Donald Trump is a leader in whom he can have great confidence after meeting with the president-elect Thursday.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | President of the United States United States Congress United States United States Marine Corps Congressional Research Service Million United States Army Military of the United States
Iraq: Security forces recapture Shirqat from ISIL
Iraq's army says it has"completely liberated" Shirqat from ISIL, ahead of a military campaign to recapture Mosul.
1871 points by Al Jazeera English | Iraq Tigris Iraq War Baghdad Euphrates Flag of Iraq Military of the United States History of Iraq
U.S. Military Seeks More Troops for Iraq
The U.S. military is requesting authority to send up to 500 new troops to Iraq ahead of a much-anticipated campaign to take back Mosul from Islamic State.
1881 points by The Wall Street Journal | Iraq Iraq War President of the United States United States Department of Defense Military of the United States Turkey Kurdish people Al-Qaeda
Big X 2016: A training exercise, not Jade Helm, Part II
It's just another training exercise, not Jade Helm Part II. This time, first responders from local, state and federal agencies will converge on North Texas to run drills, practice and generally prepare for a disaster of one sort or the other.
27 points by The Houston Chronicle | Military Community Emergency Response Team Military of the United States United States Military exercise Maneuver Federal government of the United States