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Chuck Hagel

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  • Defense Secretary Hagel defends prisoner swap for POW Bergdahl

    Defense Secretary Hagel defends prisoner swap for POW Bergdahl
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday defended the U.S. decision to trade five Taliban leaders at Guantanamo for war prisoner Bowe Bergdahl, insisting it was the right move but admitting failure to tell lawmakers hurt trust with Congress. Hagel...
  • White House plans more transfers from Guantanamo prison

    The White House is making plans to transfer more detainees from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay despite the mounting political furor over the exchange of five Taliban prisoners for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, officials said Tuesday. Caitlin...
  • White House-Congress rift over Bergdahl deal deepens

    White House-Congress rift over Bergdahl deal deepens
    WASHINGTON - A political storm over the trade of five Taliban inmates for a captured American soldier intensified on Monday when Obama administration officials told lawmakers that up to 90 people within the administration - but no members of Congress -...
  • Bowe Bergdahl captivity details emerge

    Bowe Bergdahl captivity details emerge
    U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl suffered harsh treatment at the hands of his Taliban captors including long periods of solitary confinement, according to U.S. military officials who also said the soldier is struggling emotionally and has not yet called...
  • Capture of Benghazi suspect renews debate over what to do with terrorism suspects

    Capture of Benghazi suspect renews debate over what to do with terrorism suspects
    WASHINGTON — The capture of a suspected ringleader in the fatal 2012 siege of U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya, reopened political debate Tuesday over how best to interrogate terrorism suspects. But the seizure appeared to resolve none of the...
  • Obama to send military advisors to Iraq but seeks political solution

    Obama to send military advisors to Iraq but seeks political solution
    President Obama said Thursday that he will send as many as 300 military advisors to help Iraq's beleaguered armed forces "take the fight" to Islamist insurgents, although he insisted that only a political solution can resolve the crisis. Several special...
  • Navy plan for carrier-based drones takes flak from lawmakers

    Navy plan for carrier-based drones takes flak from lawmakers
    A U.S. Navy plan for aircraft carrier-based drones has launched a dogfight in Washington over the role of the robotic planes in combat. The Navy has asked contractors for reconnaissance drones — essentially spy planes, with only limited ability to...
  • Bete noire McCain keeps Obama's feet to the fire

    WASHINGTON--Sen. John McCain, whose failed challenge to Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election still rankles fellow Republicans, is back in harness as his party's chief Obama scold and bête noire. The administration's decision to swap that...
  • Obama makes 'no apologies' for Bergdahl-Taliban prisoner exchange

    Obama makes 'no apologies' for Bergdahl-Taliban prisoner exchange
    President Obama said Thursday he would not apologize for trading five Taliban detainees for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who the White House says could have been killed if details had leaked before his release last weekend. Speaking in Brussels, Obama...
  • White House faces growing fury in Congress over Bowe Bergdahl deal

    White House faces growing fury in Congress over Bowe Bergdahl deal
    The White House struggled Wednesday to quell a political storm in Congress over the trade of five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and to repair relations with Democratic and Republican lawmakers outraged over the lack of consultation. The...
  • Bergdahl release stirs fresh controversy over whether searchers died

    While members of Congress criticize the Obama administration for the way Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s nearly five years in Taliban captivity ended, another controversy is raging about how it began. Several of those who served with Bergdahl in the...
  • Bergdahl prisoner exchange sparks bipartisan backlash in Congress

    Bergdahl prisoner exchange sparks bipartisan backlash in Congress
    The White House on Wednesday battled a bipartisan storm of criticism over President Obama's decision to order the exchange of Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Senior lawmakers from both parties are questioning the administration's...