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Chuck Hagel

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  • U.S. to push for coalition to fight 'cancer' of Islamic State: Kerry

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States will use a NATO summit next week to push for a coalition of countries to beat back incursions in Syria and Iraq by Islamic State militants who are destabilizing the region...
  • U.S. moves to reassure Georgia as Ukraine crisis stokes unease

    TBILISI (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel vowed to help further strengthen Georgia's military during a rare visit on Sunday to the former Soviet republic, which has watched Ukraine's crisis with alarm after fighting its own brief war with...
  • Trudy Rubin: Decision time on the Islamic State

    The beheading of a second American journalist on YouTube by Islamic State barbarians has finally focused U.S. attention on Syria. The Islamic State's sick, slick self-promotion its global glorification of the murders of James Foley and Steven Sotloff has...
  • US leaves Free Syrian Army leaders out of military planning

    GAZIANTEP, Turkey North of Aleppo, the U.S.-backed Free Syrian Army is battling the Islamic State terror group over a vital supply route. In Washington, the Obama administration is groping for a strategy to deal with a force that Defense Secretary...
  • Islamic State threat 'beyond anything we've seen': Pentagon

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The sophistication, wealth and military might of Islamic State militants represent a major threat to the United States that may surpass that once posed by al Qaeda, U.S. military leaders said on Thursday. "They are an imminent...
  • Congress, vacation's over

    Congress, vacation's over
    For many of us, September brings renewed optimism and a return to productivity. What does it mean in Washington? Through a summer of political and global crises, we've looked for congressional action and presidential involvement — and looked and...
  • Obama vows to 'destroy' Islamic State; critics still don't see strategy

    CARDIFF, Wales President Barack Obama on Wednesday vowed to destroy the Islamic State, staking out a more aggressive stand than ever before. Skeptics, however, suggested he still doesn't have a clear strategy on combating the militant group, and Obama...
  • Martin Schram: A two-for-the-price-of-one presidency

    On Wednesday, standing on yet another world stage � this one in Estonia � President Obama sounded at last like the global leader the world urgently needs. In a carefully crafted speech, Obama firmly warned both the Islamic State of Iraq and...
  • Obama feeds critics with bid for more time on Syria

    Obama feeds critics with bid for more time on Syria
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has bought some time with his decision to slow the march toward U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria and provided fodder for critics who accuse him of dithering. The White House on Friday...
  • Obama applauds Iraqi leader's unity goals as key to beating militants

    President Obama welcomed the formation of a new Iraqi government on Monday, embracing the promise of collaboration among the country's deeply divided factions as key to his strategy for defeating the Islamic State terrorist group. Obama talked to...
  • Biden on Islamic State: 'We will follow them to the gates of hell!'

    Biden on Islamic State: 'We will follow them to the gates of hell!'
    The United States plans to fight Islamic State until it is no longer a force in the Middle East and will seek justice for the killing of American journalist Steven Sotloff, President Barack Obama said on Wednesday. He added destroying the militant group...
  • Obama phones Iraqi prime minister, will meet with U.S. lawmakers on Islamic State

    Obama phones Iraqi prime minister, will meet with U.S. lawmakers on Islamic State
     President Barack Obama, senior cabinet officials and his defense and intelligence chiefs will meet with U.S. lawmakers this week and next as the administration seeks support for an offensive against Islamic State militants. Obama will deliver a speech...