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Chuck Hagel

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  • Kirby to step down as chief Pentagon spokesman

    The Pentagon's chief spokesman is leaving as Ash Carter takes over as the new defense secretary. Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby acknowledged on Wednesday that he will be stepping down after having served as press secretary during the tenure of Chuck Hagel,...
  • Federal judge dismisses lawsuit over US base in Japan

    A federal judge in San Francisco dismissed a lawsuit that sought to stop construction of a U.S. military base in Japan that it said would harm the Okinawa dugong, an endangered marine mammal related to the manatee. U.S. District Court Judge Edward Chen...
  • Chelsea Manning's hormone treatment OK'd, but not long hair

    The Army has approved gender-reassignment hormone therapy for Chelsea Manning, the former intelligence analyst convicted of espionage for sending classified documents to the WikiLeaks website, but says she can't grow out her hair. The decision on hormone...
  • Fewer reported sex assaults at 3 military academies, but retaliation a problem

    Students at the three military service academies reported fewer sexual assaults in the most recent school year, and a Pentagon anonymous survey shows that the number of students saying they experienced some type of unwanted sexual contact also declined....
  • Senate confirms Ashton Carter as new secretary of Defense

    Senate confirms Ashton Carter as new secretary of Defense
    The Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday to approve Ashton Carter, a former senior Pentagon official and Harvard professor, as President Obama’s fourth secretary of Defense. Carter, who will be sworn in next week, is a well-respected technocrat...
  • Obama applauds Ash Carter confirmation as defense secretary

    President Barack Obama is applauding the Senate's confirmation of Ash Carter as new secretary of defense. He praises Carter for his experience and says he will continue the fight against terrorists and keep the military ready for long-term threats. Obama...
  • NATO beefs up response force to face threats from Russian, Islamic extremists

    NATO defense ministers agreed Thursday to more than double the size of the alliance's Response Force and create a new quick-reaction force of 5,000 troops to meet simultaneous challenges from Russia and Islamic extremists. NATO Secretary-General Jens...
  • Boeing poised for $15.6 billion in Air Force work on tanker

    WASHINGTON Boeing Co. may reap as much as $15.6 billion through 2020 from the U.S. Air Force for development and production of its KC-46 aerial refueling tanker, according to estimates by the service. The Air Force is requesting $2.95 billion for the...
  • Panel recommending changes to military health care, benefits

    Top U.S. leaders and members of Congress reacted cautiously Thursday to the recommendations of an independent panel to change the military's retirement and health care systems. The proposals, which would save more than $20 billion over the next four...
  • Hagel concerned about possible split in NATO over threats from Russia, northern Africa

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday he is worried about a potential division within NATO as countries in the north want to focus on the growing threat from Russia, while other alliance members in the south are more worried about the influx of...
  • Send Ukraine defensive arms

    The following editorial appeared in the Star Tribune on Tuesday, Feb. 3: The United States and other NATO nations should send lethal defensive weapons to Ukraine to help that country better protect itself against Russian-backed rebels, as well as to...