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Chuck Hagel

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  • Obama administration should live up to hyped transparency

    The following editorial appeared in The Seattle Times on Wednesday, March 4: President Barack Obama continues to boast that he runs "the most transparent administration in history" with a straight face. But the claim doesn't even pass the giggle test....
  • Dempsey says Iranian hand in Iraq could turn out well

    Iran's direct support for an Iraqi push to dislodge the Islamic State group from the northern city of Tikrit could turn out to be "a positive thing" if it does not inflame sectarian tensions, the top U.S. general said Tuesday. The statement by Gen....
  • Syria's civil war linked partly to drought, global warming

    The conflict that has torn Syria apart can be traced, in part, to a record drought worsened by global warming, a new study says. In what scientists say is one of the most detailed and strongest connections between violence and human-caused climate...
  • 4-star general to lead nuclear Air Force for 1st time

    The Air Force has for the first time nominated a four-star general to lead the organization responsible for its nuclear missile corps and strategic bomber fleet. It said Thursday that the nominee is Gen. Robin Rand, a career fighter pilot who has never...
  • New defense chief re-examines the strategies behind Obama's wars

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter used his first overseas trip as the Pentagon's new chief to re-examine the strategies and tactics behind President Barack Obama's wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. Staking out independent...
  • Rear Adm. John Kirby to step down as Pentagon spokesman

    Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon spokesman and public face of the U.S. military for more than a year, is stepping down at the request of the new Defense secretary, Ashton Carter. Carter, who was sworn in on Tuesday, plans to bring in a civilian to...
  • New defense chief vows to protect troops' safety, dignity

    Ash Carter, sworn in Tuesday as President Barack Obama's fourth secretary of defense amid multiple global threats, pledged to offer his most candid strategic advice and carefully consider decisions about sending troops into harm's way. Hours after taking...
  • New Pentagon head Ashton Carter sets priorities

    Ashton Carter was sworn in as the secretary of defense this week, taking the reins of Pentagon leadership from former Secretary Chuck Hagel. On Tuesday, he issued a message to the Department of Defense employees outlining his top priorities: protecting...
  • Senate confirms Obama's pick for Pentagon chief

    The Senate on Thursday confirmed President Barack Obama's choice to run the Pentagon, handing Ash Carter the unenviable task of steering the military as the United States confronts Islamic State militants, conflict in Ukraine and other worldwide threats....
  • Hormone treatment approved for Chelsea Manning

    Defense Department officials said Thursday that hormone treatment for gender reassignment has been approved for Chelsea Manning, the former intelligence analyst convicted of espionage for sending classified documents to the WikiLeaks website. The...
  • Pentagon point man for fixing nuclear missile troubles fact-checks Washington talk of progress

    The Pentagon's point man for fixing what ails the nation's nuclear forces came to this remote air base to get a feel for nuclear missile duty in an inhospitable climate. Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work got the feel the moment he arrived Tuesday: a...