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Chuck Hagel

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • City of Glendale seeks to honor sailors

    City of Glendale seeks to honor sailors
    The Glendale City Council on Tuesday agreed to write a letter asking the federal government to inscribe the names of 74 U.S. Navy sailors killed at sea decades ago — including one from Glendale — on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington,...
  • 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...
  • 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 -...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Hagel gets at least one thing right on the Bergdahl deal

    Of all the objections to the deal that won the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the most potent is the irrefutable claim that the Obama administration violated a law requiring 30 days’ notice to Congress before a prisoner can be transferred from the...
  • Chuck Hagel defends Bowe Bergdahl swap in testimony before House panel

    Chuck Hagel defends Bowe Bergdahl swap in testimony before House panel
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday defended the swapping of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban prisoners, insisting that the exchange was the "last, best chance" to get him back and did not violate a long-standing U.S. policy against...
  • U.S. soldier free after almost five-year captivity in Afghanistan

    U.S. soldier free after almost five-year captivity in Afghanistan
    PresidentáBarack Obama, flanked by the parents of a U.S. soldier released after being held for nearly five years by theáTaliban, said in the White HouseáRose Gardenáon Saturday that theáUnited Statesáhas an "ironclad commitment" to bring home its...
  • Taliban releases American soldier after five years; prisoners exchanged

    Taliban releases American soldier after five years; prisoners exchanged
    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a captive of the Taliban for nearly five years, has been released to the U.S. military in Afghanistan in exchange for the release of five Afghan prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Bergdahl, an Idaho native, was 23 went he...