Robert Gates

Today In History, Sept. 17: Battle of Antietam

American Civil War

Report to Congress on Light Attack Aircraft Program

<i>The following is the Aug. 23, 2018 Congressional Research Service report, Air Force OA-X Light Attack Aircraft Program.</i>From the report:On August 6, …

Military

Amazon chief Jeff Bezos donates millions to help veterans get elected to Congress

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos made the largest political donation so far this election cycle to a political action committee (PAC) that wants to help veterans get elected to Congress.<p>Bezos and his wife donated $10 million to the nonpartisan group, With Honor Fund, which hopes to reverse “the trend of …

Jeff Bezos

CNN Asks Disgraced Gen. David Petraeus What He Thinks Of Trump’s Relationship With Putin

11:57 AM 08/29/2018<p>CNN’s “New Day” interviewed disgraced retired Gen. David Petraeus Wednesday, asking for his opinion on President Donald Trump’s …

Donald Trump

Is John Brennan Hiding Something?

The fact that former CIA Director John Brennan is so highly aggressive against President Donald Trump says that he is diverting attention from …

Donald Trump

Former Defense Chief Robert Gates Joins in Criticizing Trump For Stripping John Brennan's Security Clearance

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates has signed onto a letter criticizing President Donald Trump for stripping the security clearance of former CIA …

Donald Trump

Robert Gates joins intelligence leaders condemning Trump for Brennan slap

Dr. Robert Gates has added his name to a stunning list of former intelligence officials who signed a letter criticizing President Trump's decision to …

National Security

Petraeus, Gates, Ex-CIA Chiefs Rebuke Trump Over Brennan

Seven former CIA directors, including retired Gen. David Petraeus and Leon Panetta, are among 13 former top national-security officials who signed a …

National Security

In targeting John Brennan, Trump picked on the wrong guy - CNN

<b>Editor's Note:</b>Peter Bergen, is CNN's national security analyst, a vice president at New America, a professor of practice at Arizona State University, and the author of "Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for bin Laden from 9/11 to Abbottabad."<p><b>(CNN) —</b> President Trump is picking on the wrong guy if he …

Osama Bin Laden

Trump’s Risky War of Choice Against the Generals

The president’s decision to revoke John Brennan’s security clearance has drawn fire even from figures like Robert Gates and David Petraeus, who have avoided criticizing him.<p>This week, beset by bad news about Omarosa Manigault-Newman, President Donald Trump decided to launch a war of choice. The …

Politics

SAVE THE DATE: September 9 vs. William & Mary - Texas A&M University Athletics Department

<b>FACULTY/STAFF APPRECIATION NIGHT</b><p><b>Location:</b> Ellis Field - College Station, Texas <b><br>Game Time:</b> 6 p.m. CT<p><b>ABOUT WILLIAM & MARY</b> <b><br>Enrollment:</b> 8,740 (6,285 …

College of William & Mary

Oprah Winfrey reportedly buys Orcas Island estate for $8.25M

Media mogul Oprah Winfrey purchased a 43-acre estate on Orcas Island last week, according to a report by <b>Variety</b>.<p>The four-bedroom, three-bathroom …

Real Estate

Today In History, June 5: Robert F. Kennedy

Donald Trump

Trump reportedly to nominate Wilkie to be head the VA

<b>By Jenna Johnson | Washington Post</b><p>WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump announced Friday that he plans to nominate Department of Veterans Affairs …

Donald Trump

Trump to nominate acting VA Secretary Robert Wilkie to become department's permanent leader

President Donald Trump announced Friday that he plans to nominate Department of Veterans Affairs Acting Secretary Robert Wilkie to become the department's permanent leader, noting that the decision may come as a surprise to Wilkie.<p>"I'll be informing him in a little while - he doesn't know this yet …

Donald Trump

Robert Gates says 2-state solution between Israelis, Palestinians "on life support"

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates says that the consequences of the move of the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem are "modest" …

Israel

Robert Gates: Trump's Style Not How Gates Would Handle Staff

President Donald Trump’s management style with his Cabinet and top aides is “not the way I would deal with people,” former Secretary of Defense …

Donald Trump

Transcript: Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates on "Face the Nation," May 13, 2018

President Trump announced this week that his highly anticipated summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will take place on June 12 in Singapore. …

Ronald Reagan

Robert Gates on Trump: 'Not the Way I Would Deal With People'

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday of reports that President Donald Trump berated Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen so …

Donald Trump

Today In History, April 23: YouTube

James Earl Ray

Canada should use its G7 meeting to tackle the Putin problem

<i>A former diplomat, Colin Robertson is vice-president and fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.</i><p>Sending Russian intelligence operatives packing, back to Moscow, was necessary and important. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s regime crossed a red line with its use of a banned chemical agent …

Russia

Special Presentation of ‘The Most Powerful Man in the World’ airs Sunday at 10:00am Eastern / 7:00am Pacific

March 23rd, 2018<p>As Vladimir Putin begins his fourth term as president of Russia, <b>Fareed Zakaria</b> hosts a special presentation of ‘THE MOST POWERFUL MAN IN THE WORLD’ for this weekend’s <i>Fareed Zakaria GPS</i> for CNN/U.S. (Sunday, March 25 at 10:00am EDT / 7:00am PDT) and CNN International (2:00pm GMT in …

Vladimir Putin

The New Military-Industrial Complex of Big Data Psy-Ops

Apparently, the age of the old-fashioned spook is in decline. What is emerging instead is an obscure world of mysterious boutique companies …

Books

The Rise of Right-Wing Foreign Policy in America

To grasp the significance of Donald Trump’s decision to replace Rex Tillerson with Mike Pompeo, it’s worth remembering how Tillerson became secretary …

Foreign Policy

Indictment claims Paul Manafort and Robert Gates exchanged incriminating evidence over email because Manafort wanted Gates to convert PDFs to editable Word docs

Paul Manafort

New indictment hits Paul Manafort and Robert Gates with tax and bank fraud charges

Paul Manafort<br>(Image by YouTube, Channel: CBS News) Permission Details DMCA<p>Special counsel Robert Mueller filed a new indictment on Thursday against …

Paul Manafort

Robert Mueller charges lawyer with lying in Russia election meddling probe

Robert Mueller, the man leading the Russian election meddling investigation, has charged a lawyer with making false statements to his team.<p>Alex Van Der Zwaan was charged with “willfully and knowingly making materially false, fictitious and fraudulent statements” to investigators.<p>Mr Van Der Zwaan …

Donald Trump

National Intelligence Museum Coming To Ashburn

The National Museum of Intelligence and Special Operations is expected to draw 100,000 visitors per year to Ashburn.<p>ASHBURN, VA — A new museum to …

National Security

An Army Trying to Shake Itself from Intellectual Slumber, Part II: From 9/11 to Great Power Competition

Editor’s Note: This is the second of two essays on the challenges facing the U.S. Army. Don’t miss the first, “Learning from the 1970s.” In military …

Geopolitics

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue tapped as designated survivor for Trump's State of the Union

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue was tapped to be the designated survivor during President Donald Trump's State of the Union on Tuesday night, continuing a cautionary tradition that stems from the Cold War.<p>Perdue will watch Trump deliver his first State of the Union before Congress and …

David Shulkin