Vickers is widely seen as a possible replacement for David Petraeus at the CIA.
The U.S. announced Friday that 400 personnel and two Patriot Missile units will be sent to Turkey in order to deflect potential threats from nearby Syria.
The soliders are working 24 shifts — 24 hours on, 24 hours off — as a precautionary measure in the wake of the launch, which some experts say is a step in North Korea’s pursuit of a nuclear missile.
On a plane ride to Kuwait Tuesday, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said no new intelligence showed that the Syrian government would use chemical weapons on its own citizens during its ongoing crisis.
Austin, who had previously served as the U.S. commander in the waning days of the Iraq war, will oversee military involvement in the Middle East.
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak told reporters at the Pentagon Thursday that the sanctions imposed against Iran are working, but will likely not be enough to stop the country from developing into a nuclear threat.
The White House is considering tapping retired Republican Senator Chuck Hagel (Neb.) for a national security position, according to Foreign Policy.
Amid a series of scandals that have tinged senior members of the Armed Forces, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has ordered a review of ethical conduct among the country’s top officers. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey will head the process by working with the service chiefs to ensure that the military […]
General William E. Ward, who until 2011 headed U.S. Africa Command, will be demoted before retiring after he was found to have misused hundreds of thousands of dollars on unauthorized travel. The move, announced by the Pentagon Tuesday evening, demotes Ward from a four-star Major General to a three-star Lieutenant General. In addition, Ward will […]
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters today that President Obama “has faith” in Gen. John Allen, the U.S. top Commander in Afghanistan who is apparently linked to the email scandal that brought down CIA Director David Petraeus last week. Carney added that the president “thinks very highly” of Allen, who Obama nominated to […]