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Donald Trump Would Have the Most Generals in the White House Since World War II
Pending Senate confirmation of his picks, President-elect Donald Trump is poised to have the most retired general officers or flag officers serving together in a Cabinet since the administration of Harry S. Truman. Before Truman, you'd have to go back to the post-Civil War era to find at least two
Look Who's Trying To Change How Presidential Candidates Debate
By MICHAEL FALCONE NOTABLES GROUP SEEKS TO ‘CHANGE THE RULE’: Much like America’s political system, presidential debates are dominated by the major parties and their candidates. But a group called Change the Rule, which announced its national launch today, is lobbying to make it easier for third...
Dennis Blair : Possible Released Guantanamo Detainees 'Will Try to Kill American Servicemen or Americans'
Below you can find some of the notable comments made Sunday on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.” Our powerhouse roundtables guests included Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y.; DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla.; former Director of National Intelligence Ret. Admiral Dennis Blair; New York ...
Roundtable I: National Security Reboot
We're joined now by the roundtable. Republican congress manning from new york, peter king. Florida congresswoman and chair of the democratic national committee, debbie wasserman schultz. Dennis blair. Mark mazzeti. Mr. Blair, you were a skeptic of the drone strikes. You had a lot of criticism
Web Extra: Read an Excerpt of Mark Mazzetti's 'The Way of the Knife'
Excerpt from THE WAY OF THE KNIFE: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth by Mark Mazzetti, published by The Penguin Press 2013. CHAPTER THREE THE WAY OF THE KNIFE: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a...
Coming Up on 'This Week': Sen. Rand Paul; Ret. Gen. John Allen; Two Powerhouse Roundtables
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., goes one-on-one with ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz about President Obama’s national security speech, the IRS investigation and more, Sunday on “This Week.” In the first major foreign policy speech of his second term, President Obama defended ...
The Note: Alright Already, We'll All Drone On
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES ‘OUR FIGHT ENTERS A NEW PHASE’: In a wide-ranging speech at the National Defense University, in Washington D.C., on Thursday, President Obama launched a spirited defense of his administration’s efforts to pursue terrorists overseas, even while he ...
Obama: Nobel Peace Prize Winner Becomes Drone Warrior-in-Chief
Candidate Who Ran on Closing Gitmo Now Presides Over Controversial Drone War
President Obama's Difficult, Deadly Decisions on Counter-Terrorism in Spotlight
Two big stories today, from the New York Times’ Jo Becker and Scott Shane, and excerpts of Daniel Klaidman’s new book Kill or Capture: The War on Terror and the Soul of the Obama Presidency, published in The Daily Beast, focus some attention on some...
Full Transcript: Defense Secretary Leon Panetta
JAKE TAPPER, ABC GUEST HOST: Good morning, everyone. George Stephanopoulos has a well-deserved morning off. This Memorial Day weekend as the country pays tribute to its fallen heroes, we also remember that for the eleventh consecutive Memorial Day, we are a nation at war with 88,000 soldiers,