Now that the Joint Chiefs chairman and Secretary of Defense have expressed their support for the repeal "Don't ask don't tell," Senator John McCain's earlier promise to respect the opinion of the military leadership on the matter has gone out the window. Rachel Maddow reviews the testimony (and hypo
Sept. 15: Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mike Mullen is caught in a Congressional crossfire over sending more troops to Afghanistan. NBC's Jim Miklaszewslo reports
A B-52 drops a load of bombs in this undated photo. Gen. Richard Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said 15 land-based bombers including Air Force B-1 Lancers, B-2s and B-52 long-range bombers as well as carrier-based strike aircraft struck military targets and Osama bin Laden's training
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, left, and Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at a news conference at the Pentagon on Thursday.