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Chuck Hagel

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  • On Syria, Congress should have a say

    American journalists of an Anglophilic bent often complain that debates in Britain's House of Commons put those in the U.S. Congress to shame. Actually, the Commons often showcases its own form of superficiality, as in the Kabuki theater of Prime...
  • Getting Congress to OK military action in Syria could be tough

    WASHINGTON -- Immediate reaction to President Obama’s surprise announcement that he would seek congressional authorization for a military strike on Syria was largely positive among members of Congress, but offered little indication of whether a vote...
  • Obama urges prompt authorization of strike against Syria

    Obama urges prompt authorization of strike against Syria
    WASHINGTON -- Calling for a “prompt” congressional vote on authorizing a military strike against Syria, President Obama is making the case to top lawmakers Tuesday that the action would be “limited” and “proportional”...
  • Senate panel backs U.S. strike on Syria

    Senate panel backs U.S. strike on Syria
    WASHINGTON — The Senate took a crucial step Wednesday toward authorizing a punitive strike on Syria but deep reluctance was evident in the House, where lawmakers questioned whether the U.S. was in danger of being drawn into another Middle East war....
  • Questions persist for carrier Ford as Navy defends design

    Questions persist for carrier Ford as Navy defends design
    — The aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford will continue to experience problems after it joins the fleet because key systems lack reliability, including those that allow fighter jets to launch and land, a government watchdog group reported Thursday....
  • To strike, or not to strike, Syria?

    After two weeks of furious debate about whether the United States should attack Syria, the arguments on both sides are now clear. Haven't been paying attention? Still undecided? Here are the most cogent arguments for and against a military strike....
  • U.S. saw yearlong rise in chemical weapons use by Syria

    U.S. saw yearlong rise in chemical weapons use by Syria
    WASHINGTON — In July 2012, senior U.S. intelligence officials drove to the Capitol to secretly brief top lawmakers on the first indications that the Syrian government had used chemical weapons against its own people. The classified reports about a...
  • What do the Syrians want?

    What do the Syrians want?
    It was a hot day in Reyhanli, a small town on the Turkish-Syrian border. "Tell Obama we don't want him to intervene," a Syrian woman yelled to me in Arabic. "We do not want to be another Iraq!" She was half joking, but her 19-year old daughter added on...
  • The Naval Academy sex assault hearing should be the last of its kind

    The latest high-profile military justice case to come out of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis merits nationwide attention. In a nutshell, it involves allegations of sexual assault of a female midshipman by several members of the Academy...
  • Navy Yard shooting: Pentagon to order review of security clearances

    Navy Yard shooting: Pentagon to order review of security clearances
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel plans to order a review of security procedures at all Defense Department installations in the U.S. and overseas in the wake of the killing of 12 civilians at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday. The inquiry, disclosed by a...
  • 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...