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Chuck Hagel

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  • How big an Army do we need?

     How big an Army do we need?
    Almost every time this country finishes a major war, we cut the Army appropriately — and then we cut too much. After World War II, we demobilized massively, but then went too far. The result in 1950 was Task Force Smith, the first U.S. Army ground...
  • Cold War-era 'Warthog' plane targeted for retirement amid budget cuts

    The A-10 Thunderbolt II, a snub-nosed ground-attack plane nicknamed the "Warthog," is the latest aircraft to find its way onto the Pentagon's endangered weapons list. Outfitted with a seven-barrel Gatling gun the size of a Volkswagen Beetle in its nose,...
  • Barriers remain for women seeking military combat roles

    WASHINGTON — The first three women to complete Marine infantry training will graduate Thursday, national symbols of the growing push to integrate women into front-line combat units — and potent reminders of the barriers that remain. The...
  • Watchdog faults U.S. military's oversight of aid to Afghanistan

    Watchdog faults U.S. military's oversight of aid to Afghanistan
    KABUL, Afghanistan — A federal watchdog agency on Thursday accused the U.S. military in Afghanistan of failing to conduct an adequate risk assessment for managing and accounting for $3 billion in military aid spent by U.S. taxpayers on Afghan...
  • Global Hawk drone flies into budget battle between Pentagon, Congress

    Global Hawk drone flies into budget battle between Pentagon, Congress
    When the Air Force looked for ways to save money last year to deal with declining budgets, officials decided to halt work on a high-flying, long-endurance spy drone built in Palmdale by defense giant Northrop Grumman Corp. At a cost of $35,000 per...
  • Take Karzai out of the equation [Commentary]

    Take Karzai out of the equation [Commentary]
    As Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel briefly descended on Kabul for a surprise stopover this weekend, it is telling that he did not meet with President Hamid Karzai. Previous visits by senior U.S. officials to strike a compromise with the Afghan leader have...
  • Military sexual assault victims break the silence

    Brian Lewis figures he could have dealt with the rape. It's the Navy's response to the attack that still haunts the Baltimore native. Lewis, the son of a Defense Department civilian who commanded his JROTC battalion in high school, sailed through...
  • Proposed Army National Guard cuts prompt concern

    With all the attention paid to aircraft carriers and submarines, one proposed defense budget cut might be flying under the radar here in Hampton Roads. We're talking about the Army National Guard. The Defense Department is proposing to cut the Guard's...
  • Kate Moss wears tuxedo suit to launch Topshop collection

    Kate Moss fittingly wore a tuxedo suit from her new Topshop collection to the official launch celebration in London on Tuesday.  A huge crowd turned out for the occasion. [Daily Mail] Meanwhile the bridal gown designed by John Galliano for Moss' 2011...
  • Instead of mothballing Navy ships, give them to our allies

    Instead of mothballing Navy ships, give them to our allies
    A bitter debate has raged in the Pentagon for several months about the wisdom of taking the nuclear aircraft carrier George Washington out of service to save money. The Washington, at 24 years old a relatively young vessel, is due for a costly refit, a...
  • Vet goes on the road to stand by fallen Oviedo hero

    Vet goes on the road to stand by fallen Oviedo hero
    "Got your six." World War I aces gave flight to the term that's become war-fighter code for "I've got your back." Three years ago, the words gained new resonance for U.S. Army veteran Harry Conner. That's when the Orlando man first read in this column...