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Chuck Hagel

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  • To strike, or not to strike, Syria?

     To strike, or not to strike, Syria?
    After two weeks of furious debate about whether the United States should attack Syria, the arguments on both sides are now clear. Haven't been paying attention? Still undecided? Here are the most cogent arguments for and against a military strike....
  • How big an Army do we need?

    Almost every time this country finishes a major war, we cut the Army appropriately — and then we cut too much. After World War II, we demobilized massively, but then went too far. The result in 1950 was Task Force Smith, the first U.S. Army ground...
  • Egypt's government, pro-Morsi protesters may be near compromise

    CAIRO — After weeks of deadly clashes, Egypt’s military-backed government and supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi may be edging toward a compromise that could ease the latest unrest threatening the nation’s erratic path...
  • 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...
  • Obama cancels meeting with Putin after Russia grants Snowden asylum

    Obama cancels meeting with Putin after Russia grants Snowden asylum
    WASHINGTON – President Obama has canceled plans to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the wake of the country’s decision to offer temporary asylum to Edward Snowden, the former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked secret...
  • Military same-sex couples to get full benefits

    Military same-sex couples to get full benefits
    WASHINGTON — Same-sex military couples will qualify for full benefits, including government-provided healthcare and housing allowances, as long as they are legally married, under new rules announced by the Pentagon. The requirement for same-sex...
  • Barriers remain for women seeking military combat roles

    Barriers remain for women seeking military combat roles
    WASHINGTON — The first three women to complete Marine infantry training will graduate Thursday, national symbols of the growing push to integrate women into front-line combat units — and potent reminders of the barriers that remain. The...
  • Army accused of allowing blacklisted Afghan contractor inside prison

    Army accused of allowing blacklisted Afghan contractor inside prison
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- An independent federal watchdog has accused the U.S. Army in Afghanistan of allowing access to a prison complex by an Afghan contractor identified by a Pentagon command as having assisted insurgents by providing bomb-making...
  • Okla. Sen. Inhofe's son killed in plane crash

    OKLAHOMA CITY — The son of U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe was killed in a weekend plane crash in northeast Oklahoma, the U.S. Secretary of Defense confirmed. Dr. Perry Inhofe, a 52-year-old orthopedic surgeon, died when the small plane he was piloting...
  • Obama's Syria meanderings border on incompetence

    Obama's Syria meanderings border on incompetence
    President Barack Obama risks getting stuck with a rap as toxic as an unpopular war or a troubled economy: incompetence. The president may escape collateral damage if the ambitious deal reached Sept. 14 between the United States and Russia holds and...
  • Thunderbirds, Blue Angels line up air show dates in Florida

    Thunderbirds, Blue Angels line up air show dates in Florida
    The skies are clearing for air shows in Florida for the upcoming year and beyond with the Air Force Thunderbirds and Navy Blue Angels nailing down dates, and the Sunshine State has a lot of stops on their tours. Both military performance teams will make...
  • Civil War hero on track to receive Medal of Honor

    WASHINGTON — Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing is poised to receive the Medal of Honor a bit late: 150 years after his heroics at Gettysburg. Buried deep in a thick defense bill to fund modern-day weapons systems and military operations in Afghanistan is a...