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During McMaster's promotion to lieutenant general, retired Lt. Gen. David Barno called him "the rarest of soldiers," admiring his ability to repeatedly "buck the system and survive to join its senior ranks." McMaster took over command of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command in 2012 and was planning to ...

A few weeks ago, we gave a joint lecture on the changing shape of war to 300 students at the Eisenhower School at National Defense University. During the question and answer period, something rare happened: We publicly disagreed with each other. The question that prompted the on-stage clash was ...
Most Americans hold the men and women who have fought in these wars in high personal esteem, yet often struggle to connect with this new generation of veterans. Starting a meaningful conversation with these veterans of our current wars remains extraordinarily difficult for the vast majority of Americans ...
In late July, President Donald Trump appointed retired Marine Gen. John Kelly as his chief of staff, suddenly making Kelly the most potent — and political — of the generals serving in the administration. Since then, Kelly has instilled some measure of order and discipline in a White House that had ...
BARNO: Well, I think they'll help fill in some of the gaps that the U.S. commander there, General John Nicholson, talked about in his testimony earlier this year. He needs some more forces to be able to get out with Afghan units as advisers. He needs more forces to do the counterterrorism mission against a ...
The new Netflix movie War Machine is either terrible or terrific, depending on how you look at it. For Americans who know little about the war in Afghanistan and want to learn more, this is a terrible place to start. It is a ruthless satire of events during a particularly contentious segment of the nation's longest ...
On May 4, Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley provided a rare public glimpse into his thinking about the future of the U.S. Army. ... He observed that a whole generation of officers has become accustomed to operating from large bases with air-conditioned barracks, hot showers, and even “Pizza Huts ...
Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump's national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, was shoved in the spotlight this week, addressing reporters at the White House twice in less than 24 hours after reports emerged that Trump may have disclosed sensitive classified information during a meeting ...
Retired Lieutenant General On Trump's 'New Options' For Fight Against ISIS ... Steve Inskeep speaks with retired Lt. Gen. David Barno about Trump's approach to terrorism ... DAVID BARNO: They feel good about having some retired military senior officers in prominent positions. That, at least, is a group ...


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