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Chuck Hagel

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  • U.S. Navy sees decision soon on follow-on for LCS warship

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is expected to make a decision soon on how to make a new class of smaller warships more lethal and survivable, the Navy's top admiral said on Saturday. Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan...
  • Pentagon considers having U.S. ground troops fight beside Iraqi forces

    Pentagon considers having U.S. ground troops fight beside Iraqi forces
    The Pentagon is considering sending U.S. troops to fight beside Iraqi soldiers as they take on more complex missions in the battle against Islamic State militants, according to Gen. Martin Dempsey, the nation's top military officer. American ground...
  • Dempsey again cites possibility of sending US troops into Iraq combat

    WASHINGTON Less than a week after the Obama administration announced that it would double the U.S. troop presence in Iraq, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told Congress Thursday that U.S. troops might eventually accompany Iraqi troops to the...
  • Nation honors its veterans in traditional, non-traditional ways

    Nation honors its veterans in traditional, non-traditional ways
    The U.S. capital marked Veterans Day on Tuesday with ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery where Vice President Joe Biden said the 23 million U.S. veterans were the backbone of the nation. The commemoration at Arlington, where more than 40,000...
  • Pentagon to double U.S. force in Iraq to help fight Islamic State

    The Pentagon will send up to 1,500 additional troops to Iraq, more than doubling the size of the U.S. force assisting Iraqi and Kurdish troops battling Islamic State militants, the White House said Friday. For the first time since U.S. troops returned...
  • US to send more troops to Iraq

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama moved Friday to escalate the U.S. military role in Iraq against the Islamic State, deciding to more than double the number of American troops and sending some to Iraq's most restive provinces. The Obama administration...
  • Over lunch, GOP leaders press Obama to hold off on immigration action

    Over lunch, GOP leaders press Obama to hold off on immigration action
    Still dusting himself off after this week's electoral pounding, President Obama hosted triumphant Republicans and vanquished Democrats for lunch Friday, observing an odd Washington tradition: the post-election reconciliation meal.  But what was designed...
  • Peace as a human right

    "Individuals and peoples have a right to peace." In the beginning was the word. OK. This is the beginning, and these are the words, but they haven't arrived yet -- at least not officially, with full force of meaning. It's our job, not God's, to create...
  • Isolate Ebola's Typhoid Marys

    As the president and various governors have argued about what to do, or not do, about Ebola, the philosopher George Santayana's warning repeatedly popped into my consciousness: "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." I don't...
  • 'Twilight's' Kristen Stewart captures soul-numbing work of Guant�namo guards in 'Camp X-Ray'

    Earlier this year, the U.S. Marine general who opened Camp X-Ray at Guantanamo Bay Navy base in 2002 called guarding detainees there a "soul-numbing experience." "I think that we need to be very careful that these young people, the guards themselves,...
  • Notes and notables

    A fact-based approach Some 60 soldiers from Fort Eustis recently deployed to Liberia where they hope to help halt the Ebola outbreak. They follow airmen from Langley Air Force Base, who just returned after building a 25-bed facility to care for the...