The respected retired four-star general would need a special waiver from Congress to assume the post, and would be only the second general in U.S. history to lead the department.
As rebel-held East Aleppo looks set to fall, the regime is simultaneously making headway in its own backyard.
For Muslims inside the national-security apparatus whom the Obama administration welcomed with open arms, fear of Trump is already pervasive.
From calling Putin to meeting with Japan’s prime minister, Trump is talking to a host of foreign leaders—without consulting the Obama administration.
Captured ISIS fighters should be an invaluable source of intelligence in the fight for Mosul. But U.S. forces have only questioned ‘a handful’ of them.
Every troop swears to follow the orders of the president. But what if those orders constitute a war crime? Some at the Pentagon say they could stonewall or refuse—but will they?