Stories tagged with Defense Department

Mattis selected as Trump’s secretary of defense

By Muckety   |   December 1, 2016 at 5:21pm   |   0 Comments

James Mattis, former chief of U.S. Central Command, has been chosen as the Trump administration’s nominee for secretary of defense, the Washington Post reports.

Carter nominated as defense secretary

By Muckety   |   December 6, 2014 at 12:11am   |   0 Comments

President Obama nominated physicist Ashton B. Carter Friday to be the next secretary of defense.

Revolving door: defense secretaries and defense contractors

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 27, 2013 at 11:36am   |   0 Comments

Like some of his predecessors, Chuck Hagel brings corporate entanglements to the job of secretary of Defense.

Drones, Defense and the CIA

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 13, 2013 at 7:41am   |   0 Comments

A question that hasn’t publicly been asked of President Obama’s nominees for Defense and the Central Intelligence Agency could be one of the most important in months to come.

McCain and Hagel: no longer a perfect blendship

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 31, 2013 at 5:23pm   |   0 Comments

If Sunday’s “Sixty Minutes” interview of President Obama and Hillary Clinton provided insights into political foes-turned-friends, Thursday’s Senate grilling of Obama’s nominee for secretary of defense gave the reverse.

The domino effect of the Gates retirement

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 30, 2011 at 9:21am   |   0 Comments

President Obama says farewell today to Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates.

Petraeus and Panetta in line for new jobs

By Laurie Bennett   |   April 27, 2011 at 9:36am   |   0 Comments

The reported rearrangement of top security jobs in the Obama administration would further tighten an already tight-knit group with extensive experience in Middle East conflicts.

BP collects billions in U.S. government contracts

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 28, 2010 at 3:44am   |   2 Comments

How about barring BP from the federal trough?

Rep. Murtha’s nephew got no-bid defense contracts

By Carol Eisenberg   |   May 5, 2009 at 1:58pm   |   0 Comments

A nephew of U.S. Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., has received millions of dollars in no-bid Pentagon contracts for his company, Murtech Inc.

Rumsfeld still supports Republicans

By Eric Rosenberg   |   March 27, 2008 at 8:30am   |   0 Comments

By the time Donald Rumsfeld stepped down as defense secretary in 2006, even members of his own party thought he had overstayed his welcome after nearly six years heading the Defense Department and wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Wolfowitz is back, as arms control adviser

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 25, 2008 at 10:02am   |   0 Comments

Paul Wolfowitz is never jobless for long.

The State Department announced yesterday that the former World Bank president will chair its International Security Advisory Board. He succeeds former Sen. Fred Thompson, who resigned last summer to launch his short-lived presidential campaign.

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