somehow related is
two-letter acronym comes to mindThe basic command chain structure the Pentagon describes in its draft Space Force legislative proposal.
Jura will love the math on this $1.2 BILLION for 12 that means they are roughly $100mill a pop. 12 units by the way doesn't equal a squadron. Which is 18-24 units. That means expect someone to try and line item more in.
YF15's first flight was in 1974
With Thursday’s announcement that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford was traveling overseas on his annual visit to troops over the holidays when the news broke of Mattis' resignation.
In his resignation
Dunford has also repeatedly stressed the importance of
Dunford’s term officially ends in October 2019. His successor, Army Gen. Mark Milley, has already been
However, Milley, the Army chief of staff, still must be confirmed by Congress, which led to the question of whether Dunford may depart before his successor is installed and before a new vice chairman is named.
Current Vice Chairman Air Force Gen. Paul Selva’s term expires in July.
Should Dunford leave early, or be pushed out before his term ends, he would be replaced by the vice chairman in an acting chairman capacity, per
Should both spots be vacant, whether due to a lack of a confirmed successor or because both men were pushed out early, Trump would be able to pick an acting chairman from among the remaining members of the Joint Chiefs.
Theoretically, Trump could pick Milley in that way and elevate him into the acting chairman position more quickly.
However, doing so might cause problems for Milley’s confirmation on the Hill. Members of the Senate have expressed reservations in the past when someone is named the acting for a job that they are also nominated for.
Milley’s selection, the rejection of Mattis' advice on Syria, the cancellation of South Korea military exercises, the deployment of troops to the southern U.S. border and the creation of a space force, among others, were factors in Mattis' departure.
It’s also known that Milley was not Dunford’s first pick for his successor, a former U.S. official said.
With Mattis, “the Milley thing was really tough," the official said. “[Mattis] has lost on so much. Whether or not he was completely out [of favor with Trump], his voice wasn’t being respected.”
The withdrawal of troops from Syria was just the final straw, and Mattis' resignation may be an example to other top military leaders, the official said.
“These military officers, they object ... but they never, ever resign. Why is that? If [the threat in Syria] is that serious that we would put troops in harms' way, what is [Gen.] Dunford going to do?”
Another DoD official suggested that because Mattis is on his way out, Dunford may be getting advised behind the scenes to stay as long as possible to, in a favorite Mattis phrase, ensure the way ahead is “steady as she goes.”
Air Force Col. Pat Ryder, Dunford’s spokesman, said “all indications are that Gen. Dunford will serve out his full term. But I’d refer you to the White House for any other questions.”
Shanahan is an ex Boeing exec.LOL! good you're 'fiscally responsible'
Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas to you TE