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Chuck Hagel

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  • Obama blames Putin 'Cold War' rhetoric for strained U.S.-Russia ties

    Obama blames Putin 'Cold War' rhetoric for strained U.S.-Russia ties
    U.S.-Russian relations have been deteriorating since President Vladimir Putin returned to the Kremlin last year and began ratcheting up anti-American rhetoric that has played into "old stereotypes about the Cold War,” President Obama said at a White...
  • Gay couples in military having trouble getting leave to get married

    Gay couples in military having trouble getting leave to get married
    WASHINGTON — Gays and lesbians in the military are running into widespread obstacles as they seek to take advantage of a new Obama administration policy designed to make it easier for same-sex couples in the armed services to get married. The...
  • Hagel runs the Senate gauntlet

    WASHINGTON--Former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel, nominated to be President Obama's secretary of defense, arrived at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee knowing what to expect. His critics, conservative fellow Republicans...
  • Hagel's challenge

    WASHINGTON -- Chuck Hagel, the former Republican senator from Nebraska who survived a stormy confirmation hearing to become the new secretary of defense, had a coming-out party of sorts Wednesday before the National Defense University, the government's...
  • Straight talk from the Pentagon about getting involved in Syrian civil war

    WASHINGTON -- The Hollywood version of American military leadership has often cast it in bombastic terms, like the hot-headed Air Force general played by George C. Scott in "Dr. Strangelove" or Burt Lancaster's ambitious power-seeker in "Seven Days in...
  • Gun madness again

    WASHINGTON -- While President Obama focuses on pulling a rabbit out of a hat in his zigzag route toward chemical-weapons disarmament in Syria, the challenge of disarming "ordinary" weapons of human destruction at home continues to be brushed aside. The...
  • McManus: Obama's foreign policy reset

    McManus: Obama's foreign policy reset
    The appointment of Susan Rice as national security advisor sends an important signal about the kind of foreign policy President Obama wants to pursue for the remainder of his second term: activist, assertive, occasionally even pugnacious. With three years...
  • U.S. to partially cut aid to Egypt

    WASHINGTON — Three months after President Obama ordered a high-level review of U.S. aid to Egypt following a military takeover there, the White House settled on a middle ground Wednesday: maintaining key assistance for security and counter-terrorism...
  • U.S. has forces ready to strike Syria, Hagel says; allies consulted

    U.S. has forces ready to strike Syria, Hagel says; allies consulted
    The United States has naval and air forces massed in the Mediterranean Sea and poised to strike Syria if President Obama gives the order, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Tuesday. In an interview with BBC television during a trip to Southeast...
  • Obama administration shoring up support for response to Syria attack

    WASHINGTON -- The White House on Tuesday asserted that almost no one in the world doubts that the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad launched a chemical attack against civilians last week, as Obama administration officials worked the phones to...
  • Pentagon's No. 2 official announces he'll step down

    WASHINGTON — Ashton Carter, the deputy Defense secretary, announced his resignation , saying “it is time for me to go” after a four-year stint at the Pentagon. Carter said in a letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel that he had...
  • Ron Kaye: Getting their names on the wall

    Ron Kaye: Getting their names on the wall
    A year after graduating from Hoover High School, where he was a star pitcher who attracted attention from major league scouts, Seaman Apprentice James Kerr found himself sitting on a dock at Subic Bay, near Manila, chatting with Signalman Stephen Kraus as...