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Chuck Hagel

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  • Cruz makes his last stand

    Move over Rand Paul. Ted Cruz may be cruising to the biggest loss in his short career as a senator and surpass you as the pre-eminent conservative in Congress. The Texas Republican is threatening to outfilibuster his colleague from Kentucky, who last...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz digs in as shutdown looms

    Sen. Ted Cruz digs in as shutdown looms
    WASHINGTON — Three hours into his Senate speech-a-thon, Sen. Ted Cruz recalled that Sen. Rand Paul's filibuster criticizing U.S. drone policy was seen at first as "curious if not quixotic," but ultimately "transformed the debate." Cruz, a Texas...
  • Ted Cruz is no Barack Obama [Blowback]

    Ted Cruz is no Barack Obama [Blowback]
    Dismissing comparisons of tea party Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to the infamous Joe McCarthy, Jonah Goldberg suggests in his column Tuesday that Cruz instead "might be the conservative Barack Obama." Goldberg then requests that readers "bear with me." Those...
  • Neocon nightmare: The truth behind the attacks on Chuck Hagel

    If President Obama's second term includes decision-making as bold and intelligent as his nomination of Chuck Hagel to be secretary of defense, his presidency might finally fulfill the promise of audacity and change that rallied so many to his campaign...
  • The double threats

    Just as Lenin's body remains on public display in Russia, because one never knows when he might be useful to rally the masses, so, too, does the ghost (but thankfully not the body) of the late Joseph McCarthy (R-Wis.) remain a useful symbol for...
  • A petty decision by Obama

    It's official. President Obama has named former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) as his nominee for secretary of defense. Hence, we may be in store for the worst defense secretary nomination fight since George H.W. Bush's failed appointment of Sen. John Tower...
  • Need for straight talk from US Defense Department

    PARIS -- Christmas has provided a day of distraction from war, the usual condition for most of the world, and the steady-state of the modern American nation, so to speak. At the end of 1941, following Pearl Harbor, the United States had a War Department,...
  • Arab spring best left alone

    PARIS -- The cry from the Obama administration's policy desks since last week is how "we" can "get this revolution back on track." "We" are not only talking about the Cairo revolution, but the revolutionary Arab springtime as a whole, with all of its...
  • Obama's second coming

    WASHINGTON -- The first two weeks of the second Obama administration have signaled that a more assertive president now sits behind the Oval Office desk than the one who settled in there after his first inauguration four years ago. The starry-eyed...
  • America's all-volunteer fighting force celebrates 40 years

    Statement by Secretary Hagel on the 40th Anniversary of the All-Volunteer Force  As military families know, America has spent the past decade or so fighting two wars with about 1 percent of its population. The U.S. implemented its all-volunteer force in...
  • Obama needs to start sweating the small stuff

    Obama needs to start sweating the small stuff
    President Barack Obama likes doing the big things. This is, after all, the man who claimed that his victorious 2008 campaign was "the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal." He was roundly (and rightly) derided...
  • When will military get serious about reforming its culture of sexual hostility?

    Apparently, May was Harass Your Female Subordinates Month in the U.S. military. I didn't get the press release, but a number of news items brought me up to speed. A sergeant at West Point is being investigated for secretly videotaping at least a dozen...