Mabus to Colbert: Arctic Melting Means More Ocean to ‘Navy’ On

  It’s Fleet Week in New York City, so that means warships parked at Hudson River piers on Manhattan’s west side, sailors in their dress whites frolicking through the city streets and the Blue Angels performing at Long Island’s Jones Beach Airshow. And this year it meant Navy Secretary Ray Mabus went on Comedy Central’s Colbert Report for an entertaining interview…

Dempsey to Retired Generals: Shut Up When it Comes to Politics

Like former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, does not like it when he sees retired generals making political statements. Dempsey’s view: If you are a retired officer and want to run for political office, go for it. If not, keep your mouth closed. “If you want to get out…

Vice President Lindsey Graham?

If the field of Republican candidates who could win the presidency in 2016 is slim, imagine the shallow pool of vice-presidential contenders. One longtime observer of national politics suggested a name that is very familiar to the national security sector: Sen. Lindsey Graham.

Want Real-Time Updates Of McKeon’s NDAA Speech? We’ve Got You Covered.

It’s #NDAA2015 Eve and House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon, R-Calif., will deliver remarks at noon (EDT) at Washington’s Heritage Foundation about his version of the defense authorization bill. Our John T. Bennett will provide real-time details and analysis of McKeon’s speech. Just click here to get the latest from McKeon on your phone, tablet…

Roberts Gates Discusses Vladimir Putin’s Intentions in Ukraine

Drawing down military forces in Europe sends the wrong signal to Eastern European nations, particularly as Russian forces have massed on Ukraine’s eastern border, former US Defense Secretary Robert Gates says. In an interview with Military Times videographer Mike Morones, Gates discusses his past interactions with Russian President Vladimir Putin and what he believes are…