The idea went over like a lead ballon to EVERYONE except Trump probably.... In his first testimony to Congress as acting Pentagon chief, Shanahan called “erroneous” the reports of the proposal to make allies pay more. Acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan shot down … [Read more...] about Defense Sec tells Congress forget the reports of Trump doing ‘pay for your America troops’ thing with Allies….
Over the years as the vast US military has expanded around the world several American President's have asked countries with American troops to increase their military spending.... That would be done to increase their defense assets , which would lead to less American … [Read more...] about Trump White House looking for Allies to pay for US Military protection…..
Seriously? Why does Donald Trump need any staff? A guy who ran a NYC Real Estate company with little staff and no Board of Directors is at 2 years as President running things the exactly same way.... He doesn't listen to his Defense, Intelligence or even Economic … [Read more...] about Why have Defense Sec at all?
Trump is increasingly being seen as doing this as a payoff to Russia's Putin and a prize to Iran..... Donald Trump displays his lack to looking at the 'long game' in foreign policy.... The question is? What will Congress actually do? Or will the doubts expressed cause Trump … [Read more...] about Trump Syria withdrawal from Syria not playing good in Congress….
Donald Trump has decided that ISIS is defeated there.... Huh? He also wants US State Dept. people out also.... Is Donald Trump giving up on Syria which would make ISAIS, Iran and Russia VERY Happy? The Pentagon under orders from the Commander-in Chief is NOT … [Read more...] about Trump orders troop withdrawal from Syria….
I said this wasn't going anywhere.... While Donald Trump might want it? Nobody else.... Not the Pentagon ...... Not Congress.... And without Congress? It ain't gonna happen anytime soon, or ever.... The US Air Force Space Command remains the lead on US … [Read more...] about Trump Space Force Update…No ok from Congress….
True to his distaste to internationalism and confirming his view of everything centric to himself.... A recent get together of military leaders of free world countries had no Trump and no Trump civilian staff... There where US Military people and Congressmen.... But the … [Read more...] about Donald Trump is absent from the World Stage….
The US Air Force currently has a Space Command..... Trump rolled out his idea of a separate branch of the US Military around the time the Russians fronted a "space force'.... The cost of Trump's dream is a LOT of money that could probably be used elsewhere....Especially … [Read more...] about The cost for a Trump created seperate ‘Space Force’ is in the BILLIONS….