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Chuck Hagel

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  • Obama is a lame duck who knows how to quack

    It's sometimes said that a lame-duck president is a weakened leader from the first day of his last term. The two-term limit of the 22nd Amendment, imposed by wrathful Republicans in 1951 in response to FDR's breach of the George Washington tradition, is...
  • New photos show abuse of Iraqi prisoners

    WASHINGTON - More photographic evidence surfaced yesterday graphically depicting U.S. soldiers abusing Iraqi detainees at Abu Ghraib prison, as Democrats continued their calls for Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld to resign amid the widening scandal....
  • Bush praises defense chief

    WASHINGTON -- President Bush paid a high-profile visit to the Pentagon yesterday to praise his beleaguered defense secretary, Donald H. Rumsfeld, who he said is "doing a superb job," and to try to prevent the Iraq prison abuse scandal from further...
  • U.S. faces growing Mideast quandary

    WASHINGTON - The deadly truck bombing at the United Nations compound in Baghdad two days ago underscores the continued U.S. inability to pacify Iraq and appears to push President Bush's goal of a transformed Middle East further into the future. Far...
  • Airstrike list awaits Obama after Congress OKs Syria plan

    The Pentagon's top leadership has approved an ambitious target list for U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said Thursday, but President Obama has not signed off on the plan, adding a level of...
  • Islamic State campaign tests Obama's commitment to Mideast allies

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After about 15 hours of flying and five hours of meetings, sleep finally caught up with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Baghdad. It was 6:04 p.m.  After sinking into his seat at the center of the cavernous interior of a C-...
  • Richard Blumenthal Unsatisfied After Questioning Hagel on ISIS Mission

    Richard Blumenthal Unsatisfied After Questioning Hagel on ISIS Mission
    Washington -- Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., was one of several lawmakers on Tuesday who tried to pin down top Pentagon officials on the administration's new campaign to target Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria, and they were not satisfied with the...
  • Pentagon may call for U.S. ground troops in Iraq despite Obama's vows

    Pentagon may call for U.S. ground troops in Iraq despite Obama's vows
    Gen. Martin Dempsey, the military's top officer, repeatedly raised the prospect Tuesday of sending U.S. troops to fight alongside Iraqi soldiers against Islamic State militants, despite President Obama’s vows not to do so. Dempsey, chairman of the...
  • Many in Congress not sold on Obama's Islamic State strategy

    Many in Congress not sold on Obama's Islamic State strategy
    Leaders from both parties expressed confidence Tuesday that the House would support President Obama's request to arm Syrian rebels in the fight against Islamic State militants, an important component of the administration's broader strategy to confront...
  • War on Islamic State will be long and difficult, top defense officials tell Senate

    WASHINGTON In their first public briefing since President Barack Obama laid out his new strategy for defeating the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the nation's two top defense officials on Tuesday provided few details of their plans and no guarantees...
  • Pictures in the News | Sept. 16, 2014

     
    Tuesday's Pictures in the News begins in Northern California, where a wildfire approaches the shore of Bass Lake. Fire crews are attempting to get better access to a number of wildfires in California that have forced hundreds to evacuate their homes in...
  • U.S. general does not rule out ground troops in Iraq

    U.S. general does not rule out ground troops in Iraq
    The most senior U.S. military officer raised the possibility on Tuesday that U.S. troops might need to take on a larger ground role as they fend off Islamic State militants in Iraq, but the White House stressed there would be no combat mission for U.S....