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Chuck Hagel

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  • Virginia Gazette Last Word for Aug. 30: Back to school; For your own good; Redskins defended

    Virginia Gazette Last Word for Aug. 30: Back to school; For your own good; Redskins defended
    Back to school "I recently learned the 'back to school night' events were not scheduled this year for the middle and high schools. The school 'open houses' are poorly attended due to summer vacations and their early time of 4-6 pm. Work schedules also...
  • Obama vows to 'destroy' Islamic State; critics still don't see strategy

    CARDIFF, Wales President Barack Obama on Wednesday vowed to destroy the Islamic State, staking out a more aggressive stand than ever before. Skeptics, however, suggested he still doesn't have a clear strategy on combating the militant group, and Obama...
  • 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...
  • US leaves Free Syrian Army leaders out of military planning

    GAZIANTEP, Turkey North of Aleppo, the U.S.-backed Free Syrian Army is battling the Islamic State terror group over a vital supply route. In Washington, the Obama administration is groping for a strategy to deal with a force that Defense Secretary...
  • Martin Schram: A two-for-the-price-of-one presidency

    On Wednesday, standing on yet another world stage � this one in Estonia � President Obama sounded at last like the global leader the world urgently needs. In a carefully crafted speech, Obama firmly warned both the Islamic State of Iraq and...
  • 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...
  • Obama applauds Iraqi leader's unity goals as key to beating militants

    President Obama welcomed the formation of a new Iraqi government on Monday, embracing the promise of collaboration among the country's deeply divided factions as key to his strategy for defeating the Islamic State terrorist group. Obama talked to...
  • Obama phones Iraqi prime minister, will meet with U.S. lawmakers on Islamic State

    Obama phones Iraqi prime minister, will meet with U.S. lawmakers on Islamic State
     President Barack Obama, senior cabinet officials and his defense and intelligence chiefs will meet with U.S. lawmakers this week and next as the administration seeks support for an offensive against Islamic State militants. Obama will deliver a speech...
  • Biden on Islamic State: 'We will follow them to the gates of hell!'

    Biden on Islamic State: 'We will follow them to the gates of hell!'
    The United States plans to fight Islamic State until it is no longer a force in the Middle East and will seek justice for the killing of American journalist Steven Sotloff, President Barack Obama said on Wednesday. He added destroying the militant group...
  • Obama Seeks Partners In Fight Against Islamic State

    NEWPORT, Wales — The United States and its allies are aiming to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the militant Islamic State organization, President Barack Obama said Friday as he began to sketch the outline of a U.S. strategy that focuses heavily on...
  • Turkey to play role in fight against Islamic State

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey is seeking specific roles in a U.S.-led coalition to battle Islamic State fighters, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said after talks with Turkish leaders on Monday, without revealing details. Turkey was the only Muslim nation...
  • Russia, China aim to close military technology gap with U.S.: Hagel

    NEWPORT Rhode Island (Reuters) - Russia and China are trying to close the technology gap with the U.S. military and developing weapons systems that appear designed to counter traditional U.S. advantages, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Wednesday....