United States Secretary of Defense

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    An example of an international issue where General Shelton challenged a process concerned a situation in which the Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld wanted to deliberately place an American plane in harm’s way in Iraq that could have resulted in the death of Air Force Personnel. This deliberate act would have resulted in a false justification for attacking Iraq. General Shelton’s outspokenness may have been perceived by Donald Rumsfeld as insubordination, but General Shelton demonstrated integrity and tactical prowess and refused to put service members in danger. After the aforementioned incident, General Shelton decided to share his experience with the other Chiefs of Staff so they could see the true intentions of Donald Rumsfeld. General Shelton’s reputation had been documented with many examples of his integrity and honor resulting in the Chiefs of Staff…

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    By their own admission, the House Select Committee on Benghazi was set up for the sole reason of generating hatred towards her. By and large, they were unsuccessful with the Committee but they succeeded in sowing doubt among the public about her entire time and body of work as Secretary of State. Note that Benghazi happened in September 2012 and 8 exhaustive investigations by bipartisan House and Senate Committees, have concluded there’s was nothing she could have done to avoid the attack. In…

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    Cost-Conscious Culture United States national security professionals must balance the ability to counter strategic threats with the appropriate force structure and capabilities. By FY 2018, according to OMB projections, “the federal government will be spending more on net interest payments than on national defense for the first time in modern history.” The current trends indicate a more fiscally constrained future, forcing the balance be achieved through a cost-conscious culture. It will be…

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    Hamilton showed leadership back in the 1770s. Hamilton was the first secretary of treasury of the United States and was appointed by George Washington (“Alexander Hamilton”). Before, Hamilton became secretary of treasury, he was one of our Founding Fathers that publicly defended the Boston Tea Party (“Founding Fathers”). In March 1776, Hamilton influenced the New York legislature to make him the “captain in the provincial artillery.” After, becoming the captain, he created his own company and…

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    This year, I once again had the pleasure of serving as the Democratic lead for the congressional delegation led by Senator McCain to the Munich security conference. Every time I go to Munich, I appear on a panel to about the global challenges of climate change. The first year, my panel was in the hotel across the street. Then we were moved to the main hotel, but up in the attic. And then this year, we were on the main-stage, in prime time with three current or former heads of state. Our…

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    In my opinion, education is not preparation for life, it’s truly life itself and it’s bound to take you beyond wonders. One must not let their past drag them down, but lift them up to aim for greater heights. My educational goal is to major in Architecture. I plan on being a part of the FIU Connect-4-Success program, which is a program that allows you to attend an FIU partner college in order to complete prerequisite courses and a guaranteed admission to FIU once you finish. I plan to attend…

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    The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) is a multifaceted organization, providing expertise to America and our allies in order to reduce the potential threat of weapons of mass destruction. This organization was developed to mitigate the potential threat, providing reach-back capabilities, eliminate, and reduce the usage of any chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high yield explosives. We will discuss the creation of the organization, the Joint Improvised Threat Defeat…

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    US Intel Community 1. An element of the National Security Act of 1947 stated “…No United States intelligence information may be provided to the United Nations or any organization affiliated with the United Nations...” Briefly defend this position from an ethical perspective. Whenever the National Security Act of 1947 were precisely constituted, it would have been addressed the National Subversives Security Act since it constituted the administrative model for revolutionists to the United…

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    person who has less than another. The government will try and close the gap by providing opportunities and resources for those in need, but there will always be a lower class in America’s current economic system. This is not a bad situation, nor is it a good one. During economic upturn the lower class and middle class will gain and the gap will become smaller. The opposite is true for when the economy takes a dive. Robert B. Reich is a Professor in the Heller Graduate School at Brandeis…

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    Organization Overview The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) was established in 1991 by the Secretary of Defense to standardize accounting and financial operations and reduce costs associated with these services (“Agency Overview,” n.d.). DFAS is the official finance and accounting arm of the Department of Defense, therefore, it is a federal government agency. Located around the globe, DFAS has over 12,000 employees. The majority of employees work at one of the five primary sites…

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