By PBS NewsHour
A clearer picture of President-elect Donald Trump's administration took shape this week, and syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss. Topics include their reactions to Mr. Trump's highest-profile nomination yet, whether…
President-elect Donald Trump used a rally in Cincinnati on Thursday night to “unofficially” announce retired Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis as his secretary of defense, telling the audience to keep the news hushed. Meanwhile, at Harvard University's traditionally civil post-election…
Who is James “Mad Dog” Mattis, the president-elect’s choice for secretary of defense? Judy Woodruff sits down with two who know the retired general well: Michael Gordon of The New York Times and Steve Simon, a former national security council…
By Nedra Pickler, Associated Press
Ash Carter, sworn in Tuesday as President Barack Obama's fourth secretary of defense amid multiple global threats, pledged to offer his most candid strategic advice and carefully consider decisions about sending troops into harm's way.
By Donna Cassata, Associated Press
The vote Thursday was 93-5 for Ash Carter. He'll replace Chuck Hagel and be Obama's fourth defense secretary in six years.
By Robert Burns, Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
As defense secretary, Ashton Carter would face a daunting pile of problems at home and abroad. And then there are the unforeseen crises, the ones that explode onto a Pentagon chief's agenda without warning.
By Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
TOKYO -- U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel delivered a two-pronged warning to Asia Pacific nations Sunday, announcing that the U.S. will send two additional ballistic missile destroyers to Japan to counter the North Korean threat, and saying China must better…
Former Defense Secretary Gates critiques Obama, Congress in new war memoir…
While the White House worked to lay out the legal groundwork for a possible military strike in Syria, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced that U.S. forces are "ready to go" when a decision is made. Meanwhile, Syrian officials countered saying…
Support Provided By:
Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.
Thank you. Please check your inbox to confirm.
Additional Support Provided By: