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Chuck Hagel

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  • Republicans criticize prisoner swap that freed Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

    Republicans criticize prisoner swap that freed Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl
    Senior Republicans criticized President Obama on Sunday for releasing five high-ranking Taliban prisoners to secure the return of an American prisoner of war, arguing that it breached longstanding U.S. policy against negotiating with terrorists....
  • Freeing Sgt. Bergdahl: Why it was a good deal for all Americans

     Freeing Sgt. Bergdahl: Why it was a good deal for all Americans
    The release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a captive of Islamist extremists for almost five years, is good news not only for his family but for all Americans. But the price the Obama administration paid for the 28-year-old soldier's repatriation was freedom for...
  • Pentagon weighs sending Manning to civilian prison for gender treatment

    Pentagon weighs sending Manning to civilian prison for gender treatment
      The Pentagon is considering transferring Pvt. Chelsea Manning, convicted of leaking national security materials, to a civilian prison for treatment of her gender disorder, officials confirmed on Wednesday. Speaking to reporters in Saudi Arabia,...
  • Return of Blue Angels highlights Naval Academy Commissioning Week

    Return of Blue Angels highlights Naval Academy Commissioning Week
    Annapolis and the Naval Academy are preparing for a week of festivities to mark the end of the academic year and the commissioning of a new batch of officers — including a return of the Navy's Blue Angels elite flight team. The Blue Angels have...
  • Hagel to Naval Academy graduates: Take the lead in eliminating sexual assault

    Hagel to Naval Academy graduates: Take the lead in eliminating sexual assault
    As senior midshipmen at the Naval Academy waited Friday to be commissioned the newest officers in the Navy and Marine Corps, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said they must work to stamp out sexual assault in the military. Speaking during commencement...
  • Bergdahl had left his unit before, but returned: sources

    Bergdahl had left his unit before, but returned: sources
    A U.S. military investigation of Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl's capture by the Taliban found he had slipped away from his unit before but had always returned, raising questions about whether or not he was deserting when he disappeared in 2009, people...
  • Airstrike list awaits Obama after Congress OKs Syria plan

    Airstrike list awaits Obama after Congress OKs Syria plan
    The Pentagon's top leadership has approved an ambitious target list for U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said Thursday, but President Obama has not signed off on the plan, adding a level of...
  • Cuts to defense budget threatened by battle against Islamic State

    Members of Congress and the White House anticipated a peace dividend by winding down America's foreign wars, closing bases and shedding tens of thousands of troops. But President Obama's new, open-ended strategy to confront Islamic State fighters in...
  • Pentagon may call for U.S. ground troops in Iraq despite Obama's vows

    Gen. Martin Dempsey, the military's top officer, repeatedly raised the prospect Tuesday of sending U.S. troops to fight alongside Iraqi soldiers against Islamic State militants, despite President Obama’s vows not to do so. Dempsey, chairman of the...
  • U.S. general does not rule out ground troops in Iraq

    U.S. general does not rule out ground troops in Iraq
    The most senior U.S. military officer raised the possibility on Tuesday that U.S. troops might need to take on a larger ground role as they fend off Islamic State militants in Iraq, but the White House stressed there would be no combat mission for U.S....
  • Many in Congress not sold on Obama's Islamic State strategy

    Leaders from both parties expressed confidence Tuesday that the House would support President Obama's request to arm Syrian rebels in the fight against Islamic State militants, an important component of the administration's broader strategy to confront...