McCaffry Hammers Flynn for ‘Demented’ Tweets

Retired Gen. Barry McCaffery, who initially supported Trump's pick of retired Gen. Michael Flynn to be national security adviser, now says that Flynn's history of "demented" tweets pushing ridiculous conspiracy theories has changed his mind. … [Read more...]

Hair: Nominate Roy Moore as Secretary of State

Some wingnut douche named Paul Hair has a column at BarbWire, where you have to be a wingnut douche to be published, urging Donald Trump to nominate twice-disgraced and now former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore to be secretary of state. … [Read more...]

Admiral: ‘Win Hearts and Minds’ of Muslims by ‘Killing Them Into Submission’

Retired Admiral James “Ace” Lyons, who has been a staunch supporter of Donald Trump throughout the campaign, says that if we want to win the "hearts and minds" of Muslim, all we have to do is "kill them into submission" to get "street respect." … [Read more...]

Pro-Discrimination Provision Stripped from Defense Appropriation

A provision allowing defense contractors to discriminate on the basis of religion has been stripped out of a defense appropriation bill in the conference committee that reconciled the House and Senate versions of that bill. … [Read more...]

Military Leaders Love Trump’s Promise to Increase ‘Defense’ Spending

There was a large gathering of members of Congress, military officials and executives and lobbyists from defense contractors this weekend and -- surprise, surprise -- they're very happy about Donald Trump's pledge to increase spending on "defense." … [Read more...]

Petraeus on Trump’s Anti-Muslim Bigotry

Last week, retired Gen. David Petraeus met with Donald Trump amid speculation that he was on the short list to be the next secretary of Defense. But in May, Petraeus published an op-ed in the Washington Post that, while it didn't mention Trump specifically, was clearly aimed directly at him and his bigoted policies toward Muslims. … [Read more...]

Trump Keeps One Promise: Ignoring Intelligence Briefings

Donald Trump is softening or outright changing his positions on issues left and right at the moment (though I wouldn't trust the flop any more than I did the flip), but he's kept one promise: He's ignoring the daily intelligence briefings prepared for him. … [Read more...]

Military Tells Trump to Take Global Warming Seriously

While Donald Trump bizarrely claims that global warming is a hoax invented by China, the American military knows damn well that it's very real and poses some potentially very serious threats to our national security. They're asking Trump to take it seriously. … [Read more...]

Mark Kirk’s Sarcastic, Racist Jab

Republican Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois was already in deep trouble in his race against Rep. Tammy Duckworth, with the latest poll showing him down 14 points in a deeply blue state. But what he blurted out during their debate a couple days ago is probably going to cover his coffin with dirt. … [Read more...]

Trump Tries to Explain His View on the Generals and ISIS

This week Donald Trump announced that his big plan to fight ISIS is to ask the generals at the Pentagon to give him a plan to fight ISIS. These are the same generals he claims to know more than when it comes to ISIS. He tried during the Commander in Chief program to extricate himself for that. … [Read more...]

Trump Explains Why He’s Qualified

MSNBC held a Commander in Chief Forum, where both candidates had to take questions from Matt Lauer and from veterans on board the USS Intrepid. Donald Trump was immediately asked by Lauer what experiences he has had that makes him qualified to make decisions on the military and foreign policy: … [Read more...]

Trump Will Ask Generals Who Know Less Than Him for ISIS Plan

Donald Trump is talking foreign policy again and, as always, contradicting himself and being completely incoherent. He says he will give the generals at the Pentagon -- the same ones he claims to know more than -- 30 days to give him a plan to defeat ISIS. … [Read more...]