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Chuck Hagel

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  • 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...
  • Keep talking, senators: Of filibusters and Chuck Hagel

    Not since the eminently forgettable and now justly forgotten Louis A. Johnson was chosen to dismantle the country's military budget after the Second World War -- just in time to leave this country woefully unprepared for the Korean one -- has a nominee...
  • The awakening: America stirs, but will we lead again?

    Back in the long-ago year 2007, when Gen. David Petraeus was putting into action a whole new strategy called the Surge, an integral and indeed indispensable part of his plan was the Awakening, a revolt of tribesmen in Anbar Province against the forces...
  • There goes Iraq -- again, or: Depart in haste, repent at leisure

    This week's news from Iraq isn't good, though when has it ever been? Well, maybe at those exceptional times when Washington was paying close attention and American troops were being given the support and leeway to do their job right. Indeed,...
  • 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...
  • Global Hawk drone flies into budget battle between Pentagon, Congress

    Global Hawk drone flies into budget battle between Pentagon, Congress
    When the Air Force looked for ways to save money last year to deal with declining budgets, officials decided to halt work on a high-flying, long-endurance spy drone built in Palmdale by defense giant Northrop Grumman Corp. At a cost of $35,000 per...
  • 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...
  • Congress skeptical of new Pentagon spy agency

    Congress skeptical of new Pentagon spy agency
    WASHINGTON — Congress is giving only halfhearted support to a Pentagon effort to broaden military espionage operations beyond war zones. The Pentagon created the Defense Clandestine Service in April 2012 to recruit sources and steal secrets around...
  • Government shutdown: Charity will pay military death benefits

    Government shutdown: Charity will pay military death benefits
    WASHINGTON — The Pentagon and Congress scrambled Wednesday to restore full military death benefits for families to quell a growing controversy as the federal government shutdown delayed assistance even to families of those who have given their lives...
  • 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...