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Chuck Hagel

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  • 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...
  • U.S. watchdog finds Pentagon broke law in Bergdahl transfer

    U.S. watchdog finds Pentagon broke law in Bergdahl transfer
    The Defense Department violated U.S. law by failing to alertCongress before releasing five Taliban members held at Guantanamo Bay military prison in exchange for a captured U.S. soldier, a government watchdog agency said on Thursday.  The Government...
  • Aki Peritzis: Islamic State isn't just killing people, it's destroying a culture

    Before the world witnessed the full force of the Islamic State's brutality in the video this past week showing American journalist James Foley's murder, a different video revealed another kind of destruction the terrorist group is bent on inflicting....
  • Vacation? Congress, engage the Islamic State now

     Vacation? Congress, engage the Islamic State now
    Nature abhors a vacuum — especially when that vacuum is a lawless region of Iraq and Syria overrun by a vicious pseudo-army of extremists known as the Islamic State. Unfortunately, a second vacuum complicates efforts to crush the marauders:...
  • U.S. prepares military options in Syria against Islamic State

    U.S. prepares military options in Syria against Islamic State
    WASHINGTON - The United States is preparing military options, including surveillance flights, to pressure Islamic State militants in Syria, U.S. officials said on Monday, but they cautioned no decision had been made to expand action beyond the...
  • 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...
  • Obama phones Iraqi prime minister, will meet with U.S. lawmakers on Islamic State

    Obama phones Iraqi prime minister, will meet with U.S. lawmakers on Islamic State
     President Barack Obama, senior cabinet officials and his defense and intelligence chiefs will meet with U.S. lawmakers this week and next as the administration seeks support for an offensive against Islamic State militants. Obama will deliver a speech...
  • U.S. hits Iraq militants' artillery and vehicles, airdrops more aid

    U.S. warplanes and drones struck artillery and military vehicles of a militant Islamist group Friday in an effort to halt its advance toward this booming northern Iraqi oil center, now clogged with displaced people sheltering at churches, factories and...
  • $40-billion missile defense system proves unreliable

    With a convulsive rumble, followed by billowing flames and exhaust, a sleek 60-foot rocket emerged from its silo at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base. It was a test of the backbone of the nation's missile defense system. If North Korea or Iran ever...
  • Congress skeptical of new Pentagon spy agency

    WASHINGTON — Congress is giving only halfhearted support to a Pentagon effort to broaden military espionage operations beyond war zones. The Pentagon created the Defense Clandestine Service in April 2012 to recruit sources and steal secrets around...
  • Abe visits shrine to Japanese war dead, angering neighbors, U.S.

    Abe visits shrine to Japanese war dead, angering neighbors, U.S.
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited a controversial shrine to World War II dead, including 14 convicted war criminals, ignoring U.S. advice against gestures bound to strain already tense relations with neighbors China and South Korea. Abe told...