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Chuck Hagel

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  • NATO puts pressure on Afghanistan to sign troop agreement

    NATO puts pressure on Afghanistan to sign troop agreement
    BRUSSELS -- The U.S. and its European allies on Wednesday turned up the pressure on Afghanistan to authorize foreign troops on its territory after 2014, even as officials acknowledged that they may have to wait for President Hamid Karzai’s successor...
  • A smaller, more nimble force [Editorial]

    The plan unveiled this week by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to substantially cut the size of U.S. military forces reflects a hard-eyed acknowledgment of today's strategic, political and budgetary realities. With the nation winding down the last of the...
  • Hagel defense budget would put U.S. at risk [Letter]

    Hagel defense budget would put U.S. at risk [Letter]
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's plans for a reduction of the active Army strength from 520,000 to around 440,000 are not only unreasonable and bad, but they will also hurt our safety and security and ability to defend ourselves against any future...
  • Rachel Marsden: The West needs Russia's help more than it realizes

    PARIS -- Remember when you were a kid and packed your bag to run away from home, only to quickly realize that you lacked the requisite means to follow through on your threat? Mom and Dad, after giving you a little time to save face, had to drive down...
  • Paul Greenberg: 1936, the sequel

    What an Oscar-winning production: No sooner had the Olympic torch been doused at Sochi than Russian troops, in uniform and out, began landing in Crimea. The script was as familiar as "Casablanca" as key points are seized, highways blocked, airports...
  • Air Force colonel acquitted of groping woman

    WASHINGTON -- An Air Force colonel charged with groping a woman in a drunken incident outside a bar near the Pentagon in May was acquitted by a Virginia jury Wednesday afternoon. The charges against Lt. Col. Jeffrey Krusinski were notable because he was...
  • White House seeks halt to military spending cuts

    White House seeks halt to military spending cuts
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration called for a halt in reducing military spending, arguing that further cuts would result in a significantly smaller Army and Marine Corps, the mothballing of airplanes and an aircraft carrier, and the purchase of...
  • The Cossacks are back

    My mother was puzzled. As she regularly was by this strange country and haven, where they did things differently from the old country, thank God. So she asked my older brother to explain something to her. "Irving," she was saying, "I know the Army...
  • Russia rebrands its Crimean incursion

    KIEV, Ukraine — It's not Moscow calling the shots in Crimea, it's local "self-defense forces." The Kremlin didn't reinforce its troops on the strategic peninsula to seize it but to respond to an appeal from deposed Ukrainian President Viktor...
  • Robert Gates, the silent fox in the chicken coop

    WASHINGTON -- One of the best and enduring aspects of presidential cabinets has been the willingness of many chief executives to appoint at least one member from the opposition party. The practice demonstrates bipartisanship and also gives the president...
  • Air Force officers in nuclear force suspected of cheating

    WASHINGTON — The Air Force said Wednesday that as many as 34 officers responsible for firing nuclear-tipped missiles may have cheated on a proficiency test, the latest and potentially most serious misconduct scandal involving the military's most...