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Chuck Hagel

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  • U.S. hostage Luke Somers killed in Yemen during rescue attempt

    In the predawn hours Saturday, a team of elite U.S. commandos stepped off a tilt-rotor aircraft into the desolation of central Yemen, intent on rescuing American photojournalist Luke Somers from his militant captors. The team of 40 Special Operations...
  • US delivers 6 cleared Guantanamo prisoners to Uruguay

    The U.S. military dropped off six long-ago cleared Guantanamo captives in Uruguay on Sunday culminating a complex, on-again, off-again year-long deal to resettle the men in the nation of President Jose Mujica, himself a long-held political prisoner....
  • American hostage dies in rescue attempt in Yemen

    WASHINGTON An American kidnapped more than a year ago in Yemen was killed during a U.S.-led military operation to rescue him, the Pentagon announced Saturday. Luke Somers, 33, a freelance photographer who'd been held by Al-Qaida in the Arabian...
  • What's trending: Star Wars, Miami Dolphins, Tortuga Music Festival, Ashton Carter and more

    What's trending: Star Wars, Miami Dolphins, Tortuga Music Festival, Ashton Carter and more
    A new "Star Wars" trailer surfaces, the Miami Dolphins won, and the Tortuga Music Festival lineup was announced. Here's what's buzzing around social media today: 1. Star Wars As the official “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” trailer tops...
  • Hagel: Withdrawal of 1,000 troops from Afghanistan to be delayed

    Hagel: Withdrawal of 1,000 troops from Afghanistan to be delayed
    The U.S. military is delaying the withdrawal of up to 1,000 troops through the first few months of 2015, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Saturday. The decision means that up to 10,800 troops, rather than 9,800, could remain in Afghanistan as the U.S....
  • Ashton Carter has his hands full trying to shape defense policy

    WASHINGTON How much difference can Ashton Carter make to the Obama administration's national security policy? President Barack Obama's nominee to be secretary of defense, if confirmed, will arrive at the Pentagon commanding nearly universal respect...
  • Defense nominee Ashton Carter known for eclectic interests

    Even as a young man, Ashton Carter had eclectic interests, earning degrees in physics and medieval history at Yale, and a doctorate in theoretical physics from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. "There was no relationship between them...
  • Obama nominates Ashton Carter, ex-defense official, to run Pentagon

    Obama nominates Ashton Carter, ex-defense official, to run Pentagon
    President Obama on Friday nominated former top Defense Department official Ashton B. Carter to replace outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, describing Carter as an innovator, a reformer and “one of nation’s foremost national security...
  • Hagel dismisses reports he resigned over differences with Obama

    Hagel dismisses reports he resigned over differences with Obama
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Thursday his resignation last week was not prompted by "major differences" with President Barack Obama, pushing back against statements that he had been fired or quit due to White House micromanagement. Hagel,...
  • Analysis: Obama's new defense chief may be hobbled by bungled selection process

    WASHINGTON The transition of power at the Pentagon this week under President Barack Obama has not made anyone look good. News reports earlier in the week said Ashton Carter, a former deputy defense secretary, would be the next secretary of defense. But...
  • Amid criticism, Pentagon unveils anti-rape plans

    — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel unveiled new initiatives Thursday to halt rape and other sexual assaults within the U.S. military after the Pentagon released a report showing an 8 percent increase in reported incidents over the past year. The 136-...