Fox News Confirms Mattis Announcement in Huge Transgender Leap

February 23, 2018 James Baker 0

In a breaking Fox report coming from what seems like way out in left field, Secretary of Defense James Mattis has broken with President Trump on transgendered soldiers to recommend they stay and deploy. According to Fox, a senior United States official confirmed that Mattis delivered the recommendation for transgendered troops to stay to President Trump on Friday. An official follow-up from the White House is expected on March 23 where the policy issue will likely be addressed permanently. As it looks now, the Pentagon is in full support of transgendered troops—a far cry from Trump’s request that they be (Read More)

Breaking: National Security Adviser McMaster May Be OUT

February 22, 2018 James Baker 0

Army Lieutenant General McMaster, the White House’s outspoken national security adviser to President Trump, may be returning to the Pentagon shortly. Reports now indicate that he has fallen from the President’s Favor and could lose his position within the White House as a result. Citing several anonymous sources as usual, CNN on Thursday said McMaster may return to the Pentagon with a promotion to 4-star General. President Trump made his discontent with the security adviser clear last week when he sent out a tweet regarding McMaster’s statements at a security conference in Munich. General McMaster forgot to say that the (Read More)

Number 3 VA Official Resigns As Inspector General Report Rips Open Scandal, Going Public

February 16, 2018 James Baker 0

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs now has a fresh scandal on their hands as evidence uncovers a lofty travel scandal. Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin’s chief of staff Vivieca Simpson resigned promptly as news of a travel expense scam went public. The scandal revolves around Simpson’s altering of records to hide payments for Wimbledon tickets and airfare. Ms. Simpson is the third highest ranking member of the VA—her retirement was confirmed by Shulkin on Friday. Currently, reports reveal the VA is experiencing turmoil among their ranks in the execution of President Trump’s new order allowing veterans to choose their (Read More)

Military Quietly Removes Top Disqualifier for Female Infantry Officers

February 14, 2018 James Baker 0

With zero notice and no formal announcement, the Marine Corps changed one of its most grueling challenges—the rite of passage known as the combat endurance test on the very first day of Infantry Officer training. They altered it from a pass and fail test to an ungraded exercise. General Robert Neller, Commandant of the Marine Corps, decided in November to transition the test from a high-stakes objective to an assessment. This allows students to drop without the risk of losing their spot in the officer class. Officials confirmed that the test has a “historically low” attrition rate since being made (Read More)

Army Pushed to Change Basic Training as Growing Problem Becomes Epidemic

February 12, 2018 James Baker 0

The United States Army is soon going to be unveiling a complete redesign of the iconic Basic Combat Training each new recruit is required to complete before becoming a soldier. The change comes at the behest of company commanders who complain that new soldiers arrive to their unit with sloppy military appearance as well as poor attitudes with little to no discipline. By summer, some recruits who enter the military will go through a new form of Basic that places a higher emphasis on drill and ceremony, inspections, military history, technical skills, and physical fitness. New field training exercises will (Read More)