Turf war already brewing between Trump team and Mattis

Just over a month since his selection for SECDEF, it seems that the president-elect’s transition team has gotten more than they bargained for with General Mattis.  The Washington Post reports that Mattis and the Trump administration are at odds over leadership and tone: With only two weeks left before Inauguration Day and days before Mattis’s Senate […]

Trump pits Lockheed-Martin against Boeing while draining the swamp

President-elect Donald Trump is already shaking things up around the E-Ring offices at the Pentagon and defense industry conference rooms in Crystal City and Rosslyn even before he assumes the official responsibilities as Commander-in-chief. Trump recently tweeted this after meeting with defense industry executives and U.S. Air Force officers in charge of the F-35 program: […]

Trump picks billionaire hockey team owner for Army secretary

President-elect Donald Trump announced Vincent Viola as his nominee for Secretary of the Army. Viola is a 1977 graduate of West Point who served as an infantry officer while on active duty. He is also the owner of the National Hockey League’s Florida Panthers. According to a report by the Washington Examiner, Viola, who served […]

Trump picks Gold Star dad as his Homeland Security chief

The Trump Transition Team announced today that Donald Trump has selected retired Marine Corps four-star general John Kelly as the nominee for the secretary of Homeland Security job, making him the third general officer pick in the president-elect’s cabinet. Kelly served in the Marine Corps for over 40 years and finished active duty as the […]

Trump names Mattis as his Secretary of Defense

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. James Mattis as his Secretary of Defense, a source familiar with the transition has told CNN. “Mad Dog” Mattis is revered in military circles as an unflinching leader, at once profane and wise. He made headlines in 2005, toward the end of his career, when he spoke […]

Petraeus in the running for Trump cabinet position

Retired Army four-star David Petraeus met with President-elect Donald Trump for an hour yesterday at Trump Tower in Manhattan. The general is reportedly in the running for the Secretary of State position. “It was a good meeting,” Petraeus told reporters on his way out of the building after the meeting. “[Trump] basically walked us around […]