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Topic - James Mattis
Retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis does not approve of President Obama's exit plan for Afghanistan.
While most want to get rid of disorganization within the Veterans Affairs Department, some think the only way to fix the problem is to add a little more "Chaos."
Iran's nuclear program cannot be stopped by military means, by either the U.S. or by Israel, the recently retired chief of U.S. Central Command said over the weekend.
The top U.S. commander in the Middle East region is recommending that the Obama administration leave 13,600 U.S. troops in Afghanistan after 2014, when most international combat forces are slated to leave the country.
The top U.S. commander in the Middle East warned Iran and other nations Tuesday that the United States' military is still formidable despite budget cuts that have reduced the number of its aircraft carriers in the region.
The top U.S. commander in the Middle East will warn Congress on Tuesday against efforts to scale back the Navy's presence in the embattled region, saying threats from Iran and elsewhere will require more ships and maritime missile defense capabilities.
NATO forces may have been lured into attacking friendly Pakistani border posts in a calculated maneuver by the Taliban, according to preliminary U.S. military reports on the deadliest friendly-fire incident with Pakistan since the Afghanistan war began.
Libya is at risk of collapsing into a "protracted civil war" amid increasingly violent clashes between government forces and those opposed to leader Moammar Gadhafi, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton warned Tuesday. She told Congress that the U.S. must lead an international response to the crisis.
President Obama's nominee to head U.S. Central Command professed broad agreement with the administration's objectives and strategy in Afghanistan — and beyond — during his confirmation hearing Tuesday before the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis has been picked to take over U.S. Central Command, the Pentagon announced on Thursday.
"We asked for 13,600 troops several years ago," Gen. Mattis said, the Army Times reported. "We want to crush the enemy's hope to win through violence … [yet] we have now given the enemy hope that if they hang on until our announced withdrawal date they can perhaps come back."