Navy Secretary nominee withdraws from consideration

By Hope Hodge Seck, Financier Philip Bilden has pulled out of consideration for secretary of the Navy due to concerns his business attachments would not meet government ethics requirements, the Pentagon announced tonight. Bilden, the recently retired senior adviser of private equity investment management firm HarbourVest partners, was nominated Jan. 25 for the post. […]

Trump picks HR McMaster as next National Security Adviser

By Ward Carroll President Donald J. Trump has just announced U.S. Army Lt.Gen. H.R. McMaster as his next National Security Adviser. McMaster is highly regarded within Pentagon circles, known both as a critical thinker on policy matters as well as a combat tested warrior. He first came to prominence after publishing “Dereliction of Duty: Johnson, […]

Navy SEAL admiral passes on offer to join Trump cabinet

By Team MOC Vice Admiral Robert Harward, USN (ret.), President Donald J. Trump’s first choice to replace the embattled Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, USA (ret.) as national security advisor, has reportedly passed on the offer, according to reports by CBS News and the Financial Times. “Harward is conflicted between the call of duty and the […]