US Government Classifies Term “America’s Battle Lab’ in War on Terror” in Pentagon Report

By: Monday March 16, 2015 5:00 pm

The Department of Defense, after consultation with the CIA, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Defense Intelligence Agency, has released via Mandatory Declassification Request an early Pentagon study of intelligence operations at Guantanamo (along with accompanying slide presentation). It is very heavily redacted, with whole pages blanked out. But even more, DoD and its [...]


Joint Chiefs of Staff Scrutinized by Senate Over Sexual Assaults Problem in U.S. Military

By: Wednesday June 5, 2013 11:15 am

Yesterday the Joint Chiefs of Staff testified before Congress regarding the senior military leaders’ response (or lack thereof) to rising cases of sexual assault in the military. The answers provided were less than satisfactory to many Senators with one Republican Senator, Roy Blunt, calling the responses “stunningly bad.”

JCS Chair Dempsey Rejects War With Iran, Arming Syrian Rebels

By: Monday February 20, 2012 8:45 am

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Martin Dempsey, appeared on CNN yesterday and refused to give in to the hot passions of the moment. On Iran, he not only demurred at the idea of the US going to war, but he shook his head at the notion of an Israeli strike, saying that it’s “not prudent” and “wouldn’t achieve [Israel's] long-term objectives.”

The Party Line – April 29, 2011
And the Band Played On

By: Friday April 29, 2011 8:50 am

After pausing for a day to placate another bleating billionaire, President Obama stepped to the first microphone Thursday to announce that Leon Panetta would soon sit where Bob Gates now sits, and that David Patraeus would sit in Panetta’s old chair, and that John Allen would grab King David’s throne, and so on and so forth until someone pulled the needle off the record. At which point we were told that the president had re-tooled his national security team for the challenges that lie ahead.

But if that sounds less like re-tooling and more like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic, well, that’s because it should.

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