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Chuck Hagel

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  • White House plans more transfers from Guantanamo prison

    White House plans more transfers from Guantanamo prison
    The White House is making plans to transfer more detainees from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay despite the mounting political furor over the exchange of five Taliban prisoners for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, officials said Tuesday. Caitlin...
  • Defense Secretary Hagel defends prisoner swap for POW Bergdahl

    Defense Secretary Hagel defends prisoner swap for POW Bergdahl
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday defended the U.S. decision to trade five Taliban leaders at Guantanamo for war prisoner Bowe Bergdahl, insisting it was the right move but admitting failure to tell lawmakers hurt trust with Congress. Hagel...
  • Hagel gets at least one thing right on the Bergdahl deal

    Of all the objections to the deal that won the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the most potent is the irrefutable claim that the Obama administration violated a law requiring 30 days’ notice to Congress before a prisoner can be transferred from the...
  • Chuck Hagel defends Bowe Bergdahl swap in testimony before House panel

    Chuck Hagel defends Bowe Bergdahl swap in testimony before House panel
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday defended the swapping of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban prisoners, insisting that the exchange was the "last, best chance" to get him back and did not violate a long-standing U.S. policy against...
  • 'No boots on the ground in Iraq,' Hagel tells crowd at Marine base

    'No boots on the ground in Iraq,' Hagel tells crowd at Marine base
    The question was asked politely. The answer was swift and unequivocal. "There will be no boots on the ground in Iraq," Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told 200-plus Marines at a question-and-answer session Tuesday. Hagel was quick to deny any suggestion...
  • Greene laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery

    Greene laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery
    Hundreds of mourners bid farewell Thursday to Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, the highest-ranking Army officer killed in combat since the Vietnam War. General Greene, a former leader at Aberdeen Proving Ground who was shot to death last week in Afghanistan,...
  • U.S. hits Iraq militants' artillery and vehicles, airdrops more aid

    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...
  • Officer killed in Afghanistan identified as Maj. Gen. Harold Greene

    Officer killed in Afghanistan identified as Maj. Gen. Harold Greene
    An American general was killed and more than a dozen people were wounded, including a German general, in the latest insider attack by a man believed to be an Afghan soldier, U.S., German and Afghan officials said on Tuesday. A U.S. official said Maj....
  • As pro-Russia revolt founders in Ukraine, invasion fears rise

    As pro-Russia revolt founders in Ukraine, invasion fears rise
    As Ukrainian government forces close in on pro-Russia separatists' final strongholds, Western security strategists have sounded the alarm that Russian President Vladimir Putin may be preparing to invade eastern Ukraine to rescue the embattled insurgents....
  • U.S.: Threat of Russian invasion of Ukraine a 'reality'

    BRUSSELS —The United States joined NATO and Poland Wednesday in warning about the risk of Russia sending troops into Ukraine after saying President Vladimir Putin massed soldiers on his country's western border. Russia said the reports of its...
  • Norfolk-based ships now call Florida home

    About 1,500 sailors and their families moved from Hampton Roads to Florida over the weekend as the Navy seeks to better position its East Coast forces and preserve jobs at coastal shipyards. The USS Iwo Jima and the USS Fort McHenry arrived Sunday at...