Apr 9, 2019

Trump nominates new chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff

Photo: Mark Williams/Getty Images

The Pentagon announced Tuesday that President Trump has nominated Army Gen. Mark Milley to be chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten to be vice chairman.

The big picture: Milley, a 4-star general who currently serves as chief of staff of the U.S. Army, will become the highest-ranking official in the U.S. Armed Services and the principal military adviser to the president. It was first noted Trump wanted to replace current chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford with Milley back in December 2018.

Go deeper

The race to catch Nike's Vaporfly shoe before the 2020 Olympics

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Four months ago, on the very same weekend, Eliud Kipchoge became the first human to run a marathon in under two hours, and fellow Kenyan Brigid Kosgei shattered the women's marathon record.

Why it matters: Kipchoge and Kosgei were both wearing Nike's controversial Vaporfly sneakers, which many believed would be banned because of the performance boost provided by a carbon-fiber plate in the midsole that acted as a spring and saved the runner energy.

Go deeperArrow28 mins ago - Sports

Reassessing the global impact of the coronavirus

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Economists are rethinking projections about the broader economic consequences of the coronavirus outbreak after a surge of diagnoses and deaths outside Asia and an announcement from a top CDC official that Americans should be prepared for the virus to spread here.

What's happening: The coronavirus quickly went from an also-ran concern to the most talked-about issue at the National Association for Business Economics policy conference in Washington, D.C.

Tech can't remember what to do in a down market

Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/Axios

Wall Street's two-day-old coronavirus crash is a wakeup alarm for Silicon Valley.

The big picture: Tech has been booming for so long the industry barely remembers what a down market feels like — and most companies are ill-prepared for one.