‘Embarrassing’ and ‘entirely inappropriate’: One of the most highly decorated former US Army generals blasts Trump’s visit with US troops in Iraq

President Donald Trump’s surprise trip to Iraq to visit US troops fell short among some political commentators, including one of the most highly decorated officers in the US Army. Former US Army Gen. Barry McCaffrey, who was awarded three Purple Heart medals, two Distinguished Service Crosses, and two Silver Stars, described Trump’s visit as “embarrassing” […]

One striking image shows the Marine Corps generals who will have left the Trump administration, after the president praised their service

Department of Defense President Donald Trump once boasted that his administration was staffed by notable members of the US armed forces. Those service members will soon be leaving his administration. The latest former Marine Corps general who is voluntarily leaving the administration is Defense Secretary James Mattis. US Defense Secretary James Mattis’ upcoming departure from […]

Automakers, feds, even retired generals hash out fuel economy goals

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Filed under: Government/Legal,Green,Emissions,Fuel Efficiency Compromise to Trump freeze would raise standards 2 percent annually. Continue reading Automakers, feds, even retired generals hash out fuel economy goals Automakers, feds, even retired generals hash out fuel economy goals originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 25 Sep 2018 19:30:00 EDT. Please see our […]

Lift the ban, let in the trans – retired generals to Trump

A group of retired generals and admirals issued a statement today opposing President Trump’s ban on transgender people in the military, calling it “a troubling move backward.” “There is simply no reason to single out brave transgender Americans who can meet military standards and deny them the ability to serve,” the Hill reported the group, […]

Russian & US top generals discuss situation in Syria following Trump’s call to Putin

Senior Russian and US military officials have held talks on Syria. Though details remain undisclosed, the exchanges are seen as a reassuring sign that the military is keeping a cool head amid the tense political atmosphere. The head of the Russian General Staff, First Deputy Defense Minister Valery Gerasimov, had a phone call with the […]

‘A very real danger’: U.S. attorney general’s views on marijuana create uncertainty over medical cannabis

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is staunchly against marijuana use in any form, recreational or medical, a position that leaves uncertainty for dispensary owners, patients, marijuana advocates and state officials across the U.S. CBC | Health News

Brooklyn streets will keep names of Confederate generals ‒ Army

The US Army has refused a call by several Congressional Democrats to remove the names of two Confederate generals from several Brooklyn streets. Lawmakers claimed that keeping the names amounted to endorsing slavery and racism. In a letter sent to the New York congressional delegation over the weekend, the Army said it understood the concerns […]

Transgender troops welcome in British military after Trump ban, say generals

Published time: 27 Jul, 2017 10:59 In the wake of President Donald Trump’s shock ban on transgender troops serving in the US military, senior British officers have insisted the UK has no intention of following suit. Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday to confirm that the ban on transgender service personnel would be reinstated. ….Transgender […]

‘We don’t use private lawyers to cooperate with US’ – Russian Prosecutor General’s Office to RT

The Russian Prosecutor General’s Office has explained to RT how an “efficient mechanism” of information sharing with the US works. No private lawyers are involved in the process, the agency official said, denying allegations that it has played a part in any meeting between Donald Trump Jr. with lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya. READ MORE: Russian Prosecutor […]