General Kelly

Whatever happened to General Kelley? Last week for the umpteenth time they were sure he’d be gone, like when he signed up for a second term even though they said he was just “hangin’ in there” to finish his first year. So who did they think was commander-in-chief: Mr Trump, General Mattis, General Kelly or … More General Kelly

Whose transgender plan is before Supreme Court?

Trump announced in March that he would endorse a plan by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to restrict the military service of transgender people who experience a condition called gender dysphoria. The policy replaced an outright ban on transgender service members that Trump announced last year on Twitter, citing concern over military focus and medical costs. … More Whose transgender plan is before Supreme Court?

“With friends like that”

For weeks if not months, articles by various journalists nearly every day predicted that General Kelly, President Trump’s chief of staff, would not finish his first term because Mr. Trump disagreed with him. Today after signing on for a second term without pundit apology or reasons for their erroneous prediction, another suggestion that Kelley would … More “With friends like that”

“The Pentagon said no”

It was September 2016 before Mr. Trump’s surprise election that November when I became convinced that the military would not be dictated to. Washington (CNN)When the Trump administration first asked the Pentagon to send troops to the southern border, the administration wanted the troops to take on duties that Department of Defense officials viewed as … More “The Pentagon said no”

Secretary Mattis President Trump: gender dysphoria

New Trump Transgender Military Policy Bars Those With Gender Dysphoria ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 23 Mar 2018 Military.com|By Hope Hodge Seck A new policy memo from President Donald Trump concerning transgender service members may allow some to serve, but keep in place tight restrictions for many. The White House memo, released late Friday night, highlights recommendations from Defense … More Secretary Mattis President Trump: gender dysphoria