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Chuck Hagel

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  • 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...
  • Pentagon says Iraq operations costing on average $7.5 million per day

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. military operations against Islamic State in Iraq have cost an average of $7.5 million per day since they began in mid-June, the Pentagon said on Friday, a figure that means the department has spent more than $500 million on...
  • Trudy Rubin: Sooner than later, US will have to confront Islamic State fighters

    How do you deal with a hideous terrorist group that has morphed into a Mideast state with a huge war chest and an aggressive army and beheads an American journalist? Since the gruesome slaughter of James Foley, U.S. officials are debating whether the...
  • Airstrikes continue as Obama vows justice for killers; Pentagon weighs more troops

    WASHINGTON U.S. aircraft kept up a steady stream of strikes against Islamic State targets in northern Iraq on Wednesday as President Barack Obama condemned the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley and indicated that the United States would run his...
  • Aki Peritzis: Islamic State isn't just killing people, it's destroying a culture

    Before the world witnessed the full force of the Islamic State's brutality in the video this past week showing American journalist James Foley's murder, a different video revealed another kind of destruction the terrorist group is bent on inflicting....
  • Obama vows justice for killers of U.S. journalist; rescue mission failed

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama on Wednesday vowed justice for the Islamist killers of American journalist James Foley, as officials revealed that U.S. forces had launched a secret raid inside Syria last month to rescue him and other captives only to...
  • Vacation? Congress, engage the Islamic State now

     Vacation? Congress, engage the Islamic State now
    Nature abhors a vacuum — especially when that vacuum is a lawless region of Iraq and Syria overrun by a vicious pseudo-army of extremists known as the Islamic State. Unfortunately, a second vacuum complicates efforts to crush the marauders:...
  • U.S. watchdog finds Pentagon broke law in Bergdahl transfer

    U.S. watchdog finds Pentagon broke law in Bergdahl transfer
    The Defense Department violated U.S. law by failing to alertCongress before releasing five Taliban members held at Guantanamo Bay military prison in exchange for a captured U.S. soldier, a government watchdog agency said on Thursday.  The Government...
  • U.S. ready to help new Iraq leader; sends 130 additional troops

    U.S. ready to help new Iraq leader; sends 130 additional troops
    BAGHDAD - Iraq's new prime minister-designate won swift endorsements from uneasy mutual allies the United States and Iran on Tuesday as he called on political leaders to end crippling feuds that have let jihadists seize a third of the country. Haider al-...
  • A Mideast war we should avoid

     A Mideast war we should avoid
    In fighting disease, aggressive action is not always advisable. Two years ago a federal panel recommended against routine use of a test for prostate cancer because it carries "a very small potential benefit and significant potential harms." Some men get...
  • Ukraine crisis forces European defense spending rethink

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin's actions in Crimea and eastern Ukraine may achieve what successive U.S. defense secretaries have failed to do -- persuade European NATO members to spend more on their armed forces. The Ukraine crisis...
  • Bergdahl swap illegal, top congressional lawyer says

    WASHINGTON Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel acted illegally in May when he authorized the release of five Taliban detainees for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl because he'd failed to provide lawmakers adequate notice of the exchange, the main investigative arm of...