Mail.com: Military leadership https://www.mail.com/subjects/24676-military-leadership.html Mail.com - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Mail.com: Military leadership https://s.uicdn.com/mailint/8.812.0/assets/mailcom_logo_rss.png https://www.mail.com/subjects/24676-military-leadership.html Trump nominates Joint Chiefs chairman for 2nd term https://www.mail.com/news/world/5208386-trump-nominates-joint-chiefs-chairman-2nd-term.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says President Donald Trump has nominated Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford to serve a second two-year term as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Dunford completes his first term at the end of September. He originally was picked for the job by President Barack Obama. Most chairmen serve two, two-year terms. B... Fri, 19 May 2017 21:36:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5208386-trump-nominates-joint-chiefs-chairman-2nd-term.html 2017-05-19T21:36:00Z Mattis Outlines New Strategy to Fight IS https://www.mail.com/news/world/5208012-mattis-outlines-strategy-to-fight.html U.S. Fri, 19 May 2017 18:40:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5208012-mattis-outlines-strategy-to-fight.html 2017-05-19T18:40:00Z The Latest: Mattis 'not worried' about Trump sharing intel https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5197358-latest-mattis-not-worried-trump-sharing-intel.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the report that President Donald Trump shared classified information with Russian officials (all times EDT): 5:15 p.m. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says he is "not worried" that President Donald Trump disclosed classified information during discussions with senior Russian leaders. He sa... Wed, 17 May 2017 00:06:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5197358-latest-mattis-not-worried-trump-sharing-intel.html 2017-05-17T00:06:00Z Lebanon blames Israel for anti-Hezbollah telecoms hacking https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/5188314-lebanon-blames-israel-anti-hezbollah-telecoms-hack.html BEIRUT (AP) — The Lebanese government blamed Israel Friday for a recent hacking in which audio messages were sent to people in Lebanon claiming the Hezbollah leader was behind the death of the group's top military commander. A statement issued by the Telecommunications Ministry said that "sophisticated technology" was used to breach Lebanon's telecoms net... Fri, 12 May 2017 17:14:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/5188314-lebanon-blames-israel-anti-hezbollah-telecoms-hack.html 2017-05-12T17:14:00Z Hamas leader announces arrest in shooting of commander https://www.mail.com/news/world/5184280-hamas-leader-announces-arrest-shooting-commander.html GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas' newly elected supreme leader on Thursday announced the arrest of the man believed responsible for the mysterious shooting death of one of his organization's top military commanders in March, a breakthrough in a case that has embarrassed and shocked the Islamic militant group. Hamas hopes the arrest will shore up its sta... Thu, 11 May 2017 18:43:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5184280-hamas-leader-announces-arrest-shooting-commander.html 2017-05-11T18:43:00Z South Sudan says divisive army chief of staff removed https://www.mail.com/news/world/5179286-south-sudan-divisive-army-chief-staff-removed.html NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — South Sudan's army chief of staff, accused of directing last year's fighting in the capital that left hundreds dead, has been removed from his post after months of government infighting and high-level military resignations and as ethnic violence in the country's civil war has dramatically increased. Paul Malong, whose removal was ann... Tue, 09 May 2017 19:42:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5179286-south-sudan-divisive-army-chief-staff-removed.html 2017-05-09T19:42:00Z Mattis: Fight Against IS to Accelerate https://www.mail.com/news/world/5178494-mattis-fight-to-accelerate.html Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with Danish Defense Minister Claus Hjort Frederiksen in Copenhagen to discuss strategies to defeating the Islamic State.... Tue, 09 May 2017 14:50:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5178494-mattis-fight-to-accelerate.html 2017-05-09T14:50:00Z Mattis: US, Turkey Committed to Securing Raqqa https://www.mail.com/news/world/5178518-mattis-us-turkey-committed-to-securing-raqqa.html U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the U.S. is working with allies, including Turkey, to secure and stabilize Raqqa once Islamic State militants have... Tue, 09 May 2017 14:42:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5178518-mattis-us-turkey-committed-to-securing-raqqa.html 2017-05-09T14:42:00Z Senate confirms Trump's choice for Air Force secretary https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5176038-senate-confirms-trumps-choice-air-force-secretary.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed Heather Wilson as Air Force secretary, making her President Donald Trump's first service secretary nominee to be approved by the GOP-led chamber after fits and starts for several others. Senators voted 76-22 Monday to approve Wilson, who represented New Mexico in the House before becoming a defense industry consu... Tue, 09 May 2017 01:04:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5176038-senate-confirms-trumps-choice-air-force-secretary.html 2017-05-09T01:04:00Z Afghan air force pounds area after death of IS commander https://www.mail.com/news/world/5175020-afghan-air-force-pounds-area-death-commander.html KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's air force has pounded Islamic State targets in an eastern province where an Afghan and U.S. military raid last month killed the militant group's top commander, the government said on Monday. The Interior Ministry said the airstrikes killed at least 34 IS fighters over the past 24 hours and destroyed an insurgent-con... Mon, 08 May 2017 10:15:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5175020-afghan-air-force-pounds-area-death-commander.html 2017-05-08T10:15:00Z Deciding next step in Afghanistan comes with grim backdrop https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5175070-deciding-step-afghanistan-with-grim-backdrop.html WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Trump administration weighs sending more troops to Afghanistan, the 16-year war grinds on in bloody stalemate. Afghan soldiers are suffering what Pentagon auditors call "shockingly high" battlefield casualties, and prospects are narrowing for a negotiated peace settlement with the Taliban. The insurgents may have failed to capture and hold a major ci... Mon, 08 May 2017 08:23:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5175070-deciding-step-afghanistan-with-grim-backdrop.html 2017-05-08T08:23:00Z The Latest: Russia, US restore Syria 'deconfliction' channel https://www.mail.com/news/world/5172014-latest-russia-us-restore-syria-deconfliction-chann.html BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria developments (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Russia's Defense Ministry says its military chief of staff and the chairman of the US joint chiefs of staff have confirmed their readiness to restore a communications channel aimed at preventing midair incidents between Russian and US warplanes over Syria. ... Sat, 06 May 2017 15:11:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5172014-latest-russia-us-restore-syria-deconfliction-chann.html 2017-05-06T15:11:00Z Candidate for Army secretary withdraws amid heavy criticism https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5171710-candidate-army-secretary-withdraws-amid-heavy-crit.html WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's choice for Army secretary has withdrawn his nomination in the face of growing criticism over his remarks about Muslims, and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans. Mark Green, a Republican state senator from Tennessee, said in a statement Friday that "false and misleading attacks" against him had turned... Sat, 06 May 2017 06:52:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5171710-candidate-army-secretary-withdraws-amid-heavy-crit.html 2017-05-06T06:52:00Z Candidate for secretary of Army pulls out amid controversy https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5171702-candidate-secretary-army-pulls-amid-controversy.html WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's choice for Army secretary withdrew his nomination on Friday in the face of growing criticism over his remarks about Muslims, and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans. Mark Green, a Republican state senator from Tennessee, said in a statement that "false and misleading attacks" against him had turned h... Sat, 06 May 2017 06:51:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5171702-candidate-secretary-army-pulls-amid-controversy.html 2017-05-06T06:51:00Z Trump's pick for Army post drops out amid growing criticism https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5170408-trumps-pick-army-post-drops-amid-growing-criticism.html WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's choice for Army secretary withdrew his nomination on Friday in the face of growing criticism over his remarks about Muslims, and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans. Mark Green, a Republican state senator from Tennessee, said in a statement that "false and misleading attacks" against him had turned h... Sat, 06 May 2017 04:06:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5170408-trumps-pick-army-post-drops-amid-growing-criticism.html 2017-05-06T04:06:00Z Top Senate Democrat says he'll vote no on Trump's Army pick https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5164978-top-senate-democrat-hell-vote-trumps-army-pick.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's top Democrat declared Wednesday he'll vote against President Donald Trump's pick for Army secretary over what he said are disparaging comments the nominee has made about LGBT people, Latinos and Muslims. Chuck Schumer of New York said Mark Green, a Republican state senator from Tennessee, is opposed to gay marriage and has s... Wed, 03 May 2017 22:10:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5164978-top-senate-democrat-hell-vote-trumps-army-pick.html 2017-05-03T22:10:00Z The Latest: Trump makes brief stop in North Korea meeting https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/5146106-latest-trump-north-korea-meeting.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on tensions on the Korean Peninsula (all times local): 5:10 p.m. The White House says President Donald Trump did not attend the entire meeting with senators who gathered to discuss the crisis in North Korea. An administration official says Trump attended only the first five minutes of the ... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:19:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/5146106-latest-trump-north-korea-meeting.html 2017-04-26T21:19:00Z China launches its first domestically-made aircraft carrier https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/5144602-china-launches-domestically-made-aircraft-carrier.html BEIJING (AP) — China has launched its first aircraft carrier built entirely on its own, in a demonstration of the growing technical sophistication of its defense industries and determination to safeguard its maritime territorial claims and crucial trade routes. The 50,000-ton carrier was towed from its dockyard just after 9 a.m. Wednesday following a cere... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:03:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/5144602-china-launches-domestically-made-aircraft-carrier.html 2017-04-26T18:03:00Z China launches 1st domestically-made aircraft carrier https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/5143990-china-launches-1st-domestically-made-aircraft-carr.html BEIJING (AP) — China has launched its first aircraft carrier built entirely on its own, in a demonstration of the growing technical sophistication of its defense industries and determination to safeguard its maritime territorial claims and crucial trade routes. The 50,000-ton carrier was towed from its dockyard just after 9 a.m. Wednesday following a cere... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 04:39:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/5143990-china-launches-1st-domestically-made-aircraft-carr.html 2017-04-26T04:39:00Z Afghan official: Taliban kill 8 police in northern province https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5141874-afghan-official-taliban-kill-8-police-northern-pro.html KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban overran three security checkpoints in Afghanistan's northern Takhar province, killing eight policemen and cutting off a key road and two of the region's districts, an Afghan official said Tuesday. Sunatullah Timor, the provincial spokesman, said Monday's attack triggered an hours-long firefight and also left three pol... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:59:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5141874-afghan-official-taliban-kill-8-police-northern-pro.html 2017-04-25T14:59:00Z Afghan army chief, defense minister resign following attack https://www.mail.com/news/world/5138428-afghan-army-chief-defense-minister-resign-attack.html KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's army chief and defense minister resigned on Monday, following a Taliban attack over the weekend that struck a northern army base, killing more than 100 military and other personnel, officials said. The attack — the biggest ever by the Taliban on a military base in Afghanistan — involved multiple gunmen and suicide b... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:19:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5138428-afghan-army-chief-defense-minister-resign-attack.html 2017-04-24T14:19:00Z US defense chief says NKorea 'recklessly tried to provoke' https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5124260-us-defense-chief-nkorea-recklessly-tried-to-provok.html RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says North Korea's latest failed missile launch was a reckless act of provocation. Mattis commented on the weekend missile launch in an interview with reporters traveling with him Tuesday to Saudi Arabia, where he begins a weeklong Mideast tour. His language was stronger than in an initial written statement he issued s... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:15:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5124260-us-defense-chief-nkorea-recklessly-tried-to-provok.html 2017-04-18T13:15:00Z Officials: No need for Trump's approval to use massive bomb https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5116782-officials-trumps-approval-to-use-massive-bomb.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. commander in Afghanistan who ordered use of the "mother of all bombs" to attack an Islamic State stronghold near the Pakistani border didn't need and didn't request President Donald Trump's approval, Pentagon officials said Friday. The officials said that even before Trump took office in January, Gen. John Nicholson had standing... Sat, 15 Apr 2017 00:08:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5116782-officials-trumps-approval-to-use-massive-bomb.html 2017-04-15T00:08:00Z Mattis: Defeating Islamic State still top US priority https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5109200-mattis-defeating-islamic-top-us-priority.html WASHINGTON (AP) — After attacking a Syrian air base in response to President Bashar Assad's alleged battlefield use of chemical weapons, the Pentagon intends to refocus on defeating the Islamic State group without getting more deeply involved in the country's civil war, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday. "The military campaign is focused on ... br... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 21:58:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5109200-mattis-defeating-islamic-top-us-priority.html 2017-04-11T21:58:00Z Somalia's new army chief survives car bomb that kills 13 https://www.mail.com/news/world/5102758-somalias-army-chief-survives-car-bomb-that-kills-1.html MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's new military chief survived a suicide car bomb attack Sunday just moments after he was sworn in with a mandate to launch a new offensive against Islamic extremists. Thirteen people were killed the attack. Gen. Mohamed Ahmed Jimale had just been sworn into office and was traveling in a convoy with senior military officia... Sun, 09 Apr 2017 16:04:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5102758-somalias-army-chief-survives-car-bomb-that-kills-1.html 2017-04-09T16:04:00Z 2 Marines demoted, more investigated in nude photo probe https://www.mail.com/news/world/5100254-2-marines-demoted-investigated-nude-photo-probe.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Two male Marines have been demoted and about two dozen other military members are being investigated in connection with nude photographs that were shared online, the Marine Corps said Friday. The administrative punishments are the first from the photo scandal that included violent and disparaging comments about women in the pictures. The... Fri, 07 Apr 2017 23:06:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5100254-2-marines-demoted-investigated-nude-photo-probe.html 2017-04-07T23:06:00Z Trump taps Tennessee lawmaker as Army secretary https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5100222-trump-taps-tennessee-lawmaker-army-secretary.html WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is planning to nominate a Tennessee legislator to be Army secretary. The White House says Trump has chosen Tennessee state Sen. Mark Green for the post. The West Point graduate is a physician and the CEO of an emergency department staffing company. As an Army doctor, Green served in the 160th Spe... Fri, 07 Apr 2017 21:24:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5100222-trump-taps-tennessee-lawmaker-army-secretary.html 2017-04-07T21:24:00Z US hits Hamas military commander with terrorism sanctions https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5096134-us-hits-hamas-military-commander-with-terrorism-sa.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is hitting a Hamas military commander with terrorism sanctions. The State Department says it's designating Abu Anas al-Ghandour as a global terrorist. The designation freezes any assets in the U.S. and bars Americans from doing business with him. Hamas is the Islamic militant group that rules the Gaza... Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:19:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5096134-us-hits-hamas-military-commander-with-terrorism-sa.html 2017-04-06T15:19:00Z Senate panel gives thumbs up to Trump's Air Force nominee https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5093750-senate-panel-thumbs-up-to-trumps-air-force-nominee.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Armed Services Committee has given its approval to President Donald Trump's nominee for Air Force secretary. The GOP-led panel voted 22-5 Wednesday to favorably report Heather Wilson's nomination to the full Senate for consideration. Wilson, a former member of Congress, faced sharp criticism from several Dem... Wed, 05 Apr 2017 19:47:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5093750-senate-panel-thumbs-up-to-trumps-air-force-nominee.html 2017-04-05T19:47:00Z Top general on Congress' failure on budget: Malpractice https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5091754-top-general-congress-failure-budget-malpractice.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army's top officer admonished Congress on Wednesday for its inability to approve a defense spending bill for the current fiscal year and rejected the notion the legislative breakdown represents a new reality on Capitol Hill that the armed forces should become accustomed to. "Failure to pass the budget, in my view as an American citiz... Wed, 05 Apr 2017 16:50:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5091754-top-general-congress-failure-budget-malpractice.html 2017-04-05T16:50:00Z