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Chuck Hagel

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  • 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,...
  • Obama to unveil 'offense' to fight Islamic State this week

    Obama to unveil 'offense' to fight Islamic State this week
    President Obama said he will explain to Americans and congressional leaders this week his plan to "start going on some offense" against Islamic State militants, who he said could eventually become a threat to the United States. Obama will make a speech...
  • Pentagon: Islamic State threat 'beyond anything we've seen'

    Pentagon: Islamic State threat 'beyond anything we've seen'
    The sophistication, wealth and military might of Islamic State militants represent a major threat to the United States that may surpass that once posed by al Qaeda, U.S. military leaders said on Thursday. "They are an imminent threat to every interest we...
  • 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...
  • U.S. defense secretary nominee undergoes back surgery

    Ashton Carter, President Barack Obama's nominee to replace Chuck Hagel as U.S. defense secretary, has undergone a long-planned surgical procedure on his back ahead of his confirmation process in the Senate, the White House said on Friday. White House...
  • U.S. airstrikes rout Islamic State near Haditha Dam

    U.S. airstrikes rout Islamic State near Haditha Dam
     U.S. warplanes carried out five strikes on Islamic State insurgents menacing Iraq's Haditha Dam on Sunday, witnesses and officials said, widening what President Barack Obama called a campaign to curb and ultimately defeat the jihadist movement. Obama...
  • 80,000 vets with PTSD could gain discharge upgrades

    As many as 80,000 veterans who suffered from post-traumatic stress and received Other Than Honorable discharges can use evidence of their PTSD to petition service boards to upgrade the bad paper discharge. At stake for individuals is removal of...
  • Defense nominee Ashton Carter known for eclectic interests

    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...
  • Troops returning from Ebola-stricken countries to be isolated

    Troops returning from Ebola-stricken countries to be isolated
    U.S. service members returning from deployments in Ebola-stricken countries will be placed under a 21-day quarantine, according to an order signed Wednesday by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. The order comes at the recommendation of the Joint Chiefs of...
  • U.S. State Department's Guantanamo envoy resigns

    U.S. State Department's Guantanamo envoy resigns
    Clifford Sloan, the State Department envoy responsible for negotiating prisoner transfers from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is resigning, officials said on Monday. The surprise announcement of Sloan's departure followed a flurry of...
  • U.S. airstrikes remain crucial to Afghan forces in Taliban battles

    U.S. airstrikes remain crucial to Afghan forces in Taliban battles
    For several days, Taliban fighters barricaded on a mountaintop lobbed rockets at the remote town of Sangar in the valley below. Residents fled while police holed up in their outposts and begged superiors for help. At a sprawling base about 100 miles...