Barbara Starr

Barbara Starr

A free press is a national security imperative. CNN Pentagon correspondent. RT not endorsement.

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Milley: if in fact there’s bounties, I’m an outraged general just like everyone of us in uniform is If in fact there’s bounties directed by the Government of Russia or any other institutions to kill American soldiers, that’s a big deal."

"There is no place in our armed forces for manifestations or symbols of racism, bias, or discrimination." Gen Mark Milley at HASC.

@idreesali114  @JimLaPortaG  @nixonrone  @EsperDoDn  @CENTCOM .McKenzie on reports he was briefed on intel on Russian money. "I sent the intelligence guys back to continue to dig on it. And I believe they're continuing to dig right now. But I just didn't see enough there to tell me that the circuit was closed in that regard. "

SO both McKenzie and Miller knew of intel (whether it was verified or not). But Esper did not?

But Esper says he never heard of it....??? specifically never briefed on the word "bounty"

and the defense of the free press by @EsperDoD  included he wanted news reported "accurately". He says he doesn't want "unauthorized" interaction with media, and no discussion of unclassified "sensitive' info.

Gen Milley tells HASC he supports renaming Army bases named for Confederate generals. "The way we should do it matters as much as that we should do it." Says he has recommended a commission to look at bases, statues, etc "to see if we can have a rational, mature discussion.”

Milley suggesting a process to look at it. but makes clear he views confederacy as treason


DoD said it was making 2,000 ventilators available for #CoronaVirus .Today we learn not one has shipped because Pentagon hasn’t been told where to send them. And only 2 mill of 5 mill masks shipped. DOD needs to know where to ship we are told

This was Captain Brett Crozier washing dishes last Thanksgiving in the scullery while @TheRealCVN71  was underway in Pacific so junior crew members could get time for holiday meal. (This is how its done) . US Navy photo Airman DJ Schwartz.

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"You have given up on us. You are leaving us to be slaughtered," Gen. Mazloum told the Deputy Special Envoy to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, William Roebuck Thursday, according to an internal US government readout that has been obtained by CNN @barbarastarrcnn  @cmoc_sdf 

Gen. Joseph Dunford just retired chairman of the joint chiefs of staff tells CNN regarding Lt Col Alexander Vindman: "He is a professional, competent, patriotic, and loyal officer. He has made an extraordinary contribution to the security of our Nation in both peacetime & combat"

Today at Pentagon in front of top commanders Trump blamed what he called Democratic "fringe" and "radical" left. and Speaker Pelosi for not acting on his border plans. Entire room stayed silent and did not applaud partisan remarks.

#Mattis back at work by 6:15 this morning day after resigning. Senior official tells me was "surprised' by the resignation., Final straw for Mattis was potential Kurdish bloodbath. this is all fa #buckleup  from over sources say.