Jeff Bezos seems to have amassed incalculable power over the last few years.
Former Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter has been nominated to succeed Chuck Hagel, who has been dismissed as secretary of defense. Mr. Carter is a solid candidate with real experience in national security, and it is expected that he will be approved by Congress.
As opposed to simply quietly handling Mr. [Read more]
Democrat Ashton Carter will succeed Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense. Is Obama the only one making the decisions regarding nominations and strategies? That doesn’t seem to be the case.
In 2011, Ashton B. Carter rose to the position of deputy secretary of defense. As a bookish technocrat, in the past half-decade his primary political achievements have been his relatively successful management of the army's withdrawal from Afghanistan and the allocation of funds to where they were most needed at a time [Read more]
<i>The American military is already unable to bank on easy victories.</i>
The U.S. Army is already unable to maintain decisive superiority over its enemies. Several American military experts reached such a conclusion from a series of speeches by Pentagon leaders that occurred at a regular conference in mid-October [Read more]