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SFTT Military News: Week Ending May 12, 2017

Found below are a few military news items that caught my attention this past week. I am hopeful that the titles and short commentary will encourage SFTT readers to click on the embedded links to read more on subjects that may be of interest to them. If you have subjects of topical interest, please do […]

Search for Secretary of the Army Continues

Yet another Trump nominee for Secretary of the Army, Mark E. Green, has withdrawn his name from consideration citing “false and misleading attacks against him.” According to the Washington Post, “the opposition to Green centers on his past comments about Islam, evolution and gender issues, including suggestions that being transgender is a disease.” Earlier this year, Vincent […]

First Steps to Overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs

Dr. David Shulkin continues to impress by tackling some rather entrenched “special interest” groups within the Department of Veterans Affairs (“the VA”): – Personnel; – Infrastructure Earlier this week, VA Secretary Shulkin informed a Congress that he was considering closing some 1,100 underutilized VA facilities.  The Associated Press reports that: Shulkin said the VA had […]

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