8:05 AM, Jan 21, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Beginning at 8:30 a.m., a live video stream of an event co-hosted by the Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) and The Weekly Standard: America's Biggest Threat: The Consequences of Debt, featuring Admiral Mike Mullen
, 17th chairman, Joint Chief of Staff, Bill Kristol, and Pete Hegseth.
Here's more on the event:
Three years ago, Admiral Mike Mullen — then Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff — made a statement that raised eyebrows in Washington. He boldly called America's national debt "the biggest threat we have to our national security." At that time, America's debt stood at $13.2 trillion. Since that statement, the debt has grown an additional $5 trillion and today sits at $17.2 trillion; making Admiral Mullen's statement even more true today.
As evidenced by the recent two-year budget deal, Washington continues to kick the can down the road when it comes to debt reduction. The national debt continues to grow, and with it, the economic and security threats. What are the full-spectrum consequences of America's spending addition? What can be done to address the mounting debt? Who must take the lead in tackling it? And will America be able to maintain the greatest military in the world if the debt continues to grow?
On Tuesday, January 21st, Admiral Mike Mullen will join Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) and The Weekly Standard to discuss the security threat of our mounting national debt and what can be done about it. Bill Kristol, editor of the Weekly Standard, and Pete Hegseth, CEO of CVA, will lead a discussion with Admiral Mullen that promises to be insightful.
11:07 PM, Apr 30, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen tells NBC that he's worried the killing of terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden will now be "spun into election politics" this "political season."
2:07 PM, Sep 15, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
AEI scholar Tom Donnelly delivered the following testimony at a hearing the other day on Capitol Hill:
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And a miss.3:14 PM, Jul 14, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
Earlier this week, Keep America Safe released the following ad, criticizing President Obama for not taking his military commanders' advice and for prematurely withdrawing from Afghanistan:
9:04 AM, Jul 12, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
Keep America Safe is out today with a new ad, blasting the president for taking "more risk" in Afghanistan than his generals recommended:
2:21 PM, Jun 29, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
General Jack Keane, earlier today on Fox News, blasted President Obama for prematurely withdrawing from Afghanistan:
By telling the truth.10:16 AM, Jun 23, 2011 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
Here’s a startling excerpt from the prepared testimony of Admiral Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who is testifying this morning in front of the House Armed Services Committee: “I would prefer not to discuss the specifics of the private advice I rendered with respect to these decisions. As I said, I support them. What I can tell you is, the President’s decisions are more aggressive and incur more risk than I was originally prepared to accept.”
Keeping the military threat credible.10:30 AM, Jul 12, 2010 • By GABRIEL SCHOENFELD
Here is Benjamin Netanyahu on Fox News with Chris Wallace:
when the president [of the United States] says that he's determined to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons and that all options are on the table, I think that's the right statement of policy. ...the president's position that all options are on the table might actually have the only real effect on Iran...—if they think it's true.
Part of the answer, no doubt, is our uninhibited displays of eagerness. 9:00 AM, Jun 17, 2010 • By GABRIEL SCHOENFELD
Diane Feinstein, freshly back from a trip to Asia, was pressing the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Michael Mullen, yesterday about the need for engagement with China: “I think that the most important thing we can do right now is establish some military-to-military contact," she said to him in a defense appropriation hearing.
Mullen won't promise not to open fire on the Israelis. 10:19 AM, Apr 21, 2010 • By DANIEL HALPER
Noah Shachtman reports:
In a town hall on the campus of the University of West Virginia, a young airman asked Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen to respond to a “rumor.” If Israel decided to attack Iran, the speculation went, those jet would need to fly through Iraqi airspace to reach their targets. That airspace is considered a “no-fly” zone by the American military. So might U.S. troops shoot down the Israeli jets, the airmen asked the chairman, if they breached that airspace?
On Iran's nuclear program.12:50 PM, Apr 19, 2010 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Admiral Mike Mullen told a forum at Columbia University yesterday, "Iran getting a nuclear weapon would be incredibly destabilizing. Attacking them would also create the same kind of outcome...In an area that's so unstable right now, we just don't need more of that."
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