Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen took the department’s 2012 budget to the House Armed Services Committee defending the $553 billion request as striking the right balance between preserving the strength of the military and downsizing the department’s costs. But, …Read More »
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The military’s Special Operations Forces are the first boots on the ground in a combat zone and usually, the last ones out. So said Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen at the National Defense Industrial Association’s Special Operations and Low-intensity Conflict Symposium. And, even as he …Read More »
In today’s world — full of national security pitfalls and diplomatic snares — a contentious relationship between the head of the defense apparatus and the nation’s chief diplomat would be anathema. So, it’s a good thing Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appear to get …Read More »
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen said the Defense Department needs to focus more on being a “flexible” workplace. The efforts are underscored by the needs of military families and children, who have been strained by nearly 10 years of war, he said, at a National …Read More »