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Chuck Hagel

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  • Turkey denies it's agreed to let US use Incirlik base to strike Islamic State

    ISTANBUL In the latest sign of discord between two key NATO allies, Turkey on Monday formally denied news reports that it had agreed to open a major air base to U.S. and other coalition combat aircraft fighting Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq....
  • Baghdad residents persevere as Islamic State advances

    Baghdad residents persevere as Islamic State advances
    The looming advance of Islamic State fighters west of Baghdad and the persistent drumbeat of suicide car bombings here have imparted a sense of menace and foreboding in the Iraqi capital. But the daily pulse of city life continues unabated along...
  • Health review verifies a pearl: secure doctor-patient email

    The recent 90-day review of the Military Healthcare System found it "comparable in access, quality and safety to average private-sector health care," Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told a press conference last week. That was disappointing to hear for a...
  • Brazil announces its first suspected Ebola case; death toll tops 4,000

    Brazil announces its first suspected Ebola case; death toll tops 4,000
    Brazil announced its first suspected case of Ebola on Friday, a warning that is likely to alarm U.S. officials who are worried about the ability of some of the two countries' neighbors to contain an outbreak of the deadly disease. A 47-year-old man from...
  • White House grapples with limits of air campaign in Iraq and Syria

    As warplanes from the U.S. and the United Arab Emirates pounded Islamic State fighters near the Syrian city of Kobani for a third day, the U.S.-led military campaign began running up against the limits of what air power can accomplish. "Airstrikes alone...
  • Estonia agrees to resettle a Guantanamo detainee

    The Baltic nation of Estonia said Thursday it had agreed to resettle one of Guantanamo's 79 pre-cleared captives a day after Uruguay's president linked his commitment to take in six prisoners to a dialogue with his successor. The Estonian government made...
  • Federal court hearing examines Guant�namo hunger-strike policy

    WASHINGTON When a federal judge investigates Guantanamo hunger-strike policy Monday, she'll be hearing from two doctors who spent 14 hours with Abu Wa'el Dhiab, a Syrian captive awaiting resettlement in Uruguay who estimates that prison guards have forced...
  • Why war? It's a question Americans should be asking.

    Why war? It's a question Americans should be asking.
    As the United States charges once more into war, little debate has centered on the actual utility of war. Instead, policymakers and pundits have focused their comments on combating the latest danger to our nation and its interests as posed by Islamic...
  • Pentagon opens second mobile laboratory in fight against Ebola

    Pentagon opens second mobile laboratory in fight against Ebola
    Moving to help check the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, the Pentagon on Friday opened its second mobile laboratory in Liberia, the country hit hardest by the deadly disease. Three weeks after President Obama announced that the Pentagon would help...
  • Military firms likely to benefit from airstrikes in Iraq, Syria

    Three days after U.S. warships fired 47 cruise missiles at Sunni militant targets in northern Syria last week, the Pentagon signed a $251-million deal to buy more Tomahawks from Raytheon Co., a windfall for the military giant and its many subcontractors....
  • U.S. says discussed with France possible French role in Syria

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Thursday he discussed with France its possible involvement in the U.S.-led campaign in Syria but his French counterpart would not be drawn on whether Paris might join in airstrikes. France...