Joint Chiefs of Staff

Cruz: Dempsey, Hagel Sound Like Social Workers

Peter Sullivan, The Hill

"When I asked Gen. Dempsey, militarily, how would we go in and kill the terrorists before they're able to take jihad to America, his answer was, 'We need to see political reconciliation,' " Cruz said. "It's not our job to be social workers in Iraq. It's our job to kill terrorists who have declared war on America."

Adm. Mullen: Americans Forget Troops Who Die in 'Our Dirty Little Wars'

Joel Gehrke, Washington Examiner

Americans love the troops -- until they're killed in action, at which point all too many people forget the soldiers and their families, according to retired Adm. Mike Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.