Secretary of Defense
Dec 2018

Mad Dog Mattis bumped out early

Jazz Shaw Dec 23, 2018 2:01 PM

Out at the end of the year


Jun 2017

Rocking the boat majorly

Still not pretty no matter how you slice it

So I take it you’d rather Trump do it himself?

May 2017

Yea, but it depends which war

Jan 2017

“Mattis was approved by a vote of 98-1.”

Hasn’t exactly been a fan…

Dec 2016

Panetta: Give Mattis the waiver

Ed Morrissey Dec 06, 2016 12:01 PM


Aug 2016

There are more important things

Dec 2015

He has since stopped.

“I came to a different conclusion.”

Dec 2014

Last one still on the island.

Incoherence continues.

Nov 2014

“I do not think they’re looking for someone more aggressive and independent.”

Newest candidate for SecDef: Jeh Johnson?

How the NY Times whitewashed their Hagel coverage

Jazz Shaw Nov 25, 2014 7:21 PM


Time to play Who Wants To Be A Defense Secretary

Ed Morrissey Nov 24, 2014 4:01 PM

Awkward dude-hug included in benefit plan.

Jan 2014

White House disputes Gates memoir claims

Mary Katharine Ham Jan 07, 2014 10:01 PM

Just the first volley and return in what is sure to be a pretty consuming tussle for the next week. …

Feb 2013

McCain: Don’t filibuster Hagel

Ed Morrissey Feb 05, 2013 12:01 PM


Is it time to filibuster Hagel?

Ed Morrissey Feb 05, 2013 11:21 AM


McConnell: Opposition to Hagel “intensifying”

Ed Morrissey Feb 04, 2013 11:01 AM

No decision yet on filibuster.

Gibbs: Hagel “unimpressive and unprepared”

Ed Morrissey Feb 04, 2013 9:01 AM


Jan 2013

It’s not that easy, being green.

“I’m not going to give you a ‘yes’ or ‘no.’ I’ll defer that to the judgment of history.”

Been there, done that


Does Schumer hold the key to Hagel?

Ed Morrissey Jan 11, 2013 12:01 PM

Hagel begins his charm offensive.

Confirming Chuck Hagel

Jazz Shaw Jan 06, 2013 3:31 PM