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Chuck Hagel

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  • Government shutdown: Charity will pay military death benefits

    Government shutdown: Charity will pay military death benefits
    WASHINGTON — The Pentagon and Congress scrambled Wednesday to restore full military death benefits for families to quell a growing controversy as the federal government shutdown delayed assistance even to families of those who have given their lives...
  • U.S. to partially cut aid to Egypt

    WASHINGTON — Three months after President Obama ordered a high-level review of U.S. aid to Egypt following a military takeover there, the White House settled on a middle ground Wednesday: maintaining key assistance for security and counter-terrorism...
  • Pentagon's No. 2 official announces he'll step down

    WASHINGTON — Ashton Carter, the deputy Defense secretary, announced his resignation , saying “it is time for me to go” after a four-year stint at the Pentagon. Carter said in a letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel that he had...
  • Cruz makes his last stand

    Move over Rand Paul. Ted Cruz may be cruising to the biggest loss in his short career as a senator and surpass you as the pre-eminent conservative in Congress. The Texas Republican is threatening to outfilibuster his colleague from Kentucky, who last...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz digs in as shutdown looms

    Sen. Ted Cruz digs in as shutdown looms
    WASHINGTON — Three hours into his Senate speech-a-thon, Sen. Ted Cruz recalled that Sen. Rand Paul's filibuster criticizing U.S. drone policy was seen at first as "curious if not quixotic," but ultimately "transformed the debate." Cruz, a Texas...
  • Ted Cruz is no Barack Obama [Blowback]

    Ted Cruz is no Barack Obama [Blowback]
    Dismissing comparisons of tea party Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to the infamous Joe McCarthy, Jonah Goldberg suggests in his column Tuesday that Cruz instead "might be the conservative Barack Obama." Goldberg then requests that readers "bear with me." Those...
  • Neocon nightmare: The truth behind the attacks on Chuck Hagel

    If President Obama's second term includes decision-making as bold and intelligent as his nomination of Chuck Hagel to be secretary of defense, his presidency might finally fulfill the promise of audacity and change that rallied so many to his campaign...
  • Hagel and defense

    Biography isn't policy. President Obama's choice for secretary of defense, Chuck Hagel, former Nebraska Republican senator, has a resume most politicians can envy: a clean senatorial record, no ethical lapses and two purple hearts from a war many...
  • The double threats

    Just as Lenin's body remains on public display in Russia, because one never knows when he might be useful to rally the masses, so, too, does the ghost (but thankfully not the body) of the late Joseph McCarthy (R-Wis.) remain a useful symbol for...
  • A petty decision by Obama

    It's official. President Obama has named former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) as his nominee for secretary of defense. Hence, we may be in store for the worst defense secretary nomination fight since George H.W. Bush's failed appointment of Sen. John Tower...
  • Need for straight talk from US Defense Department

    PARIS -- Christmas has provided a day of distraction from war, the usual condition for most of the world, and the steady-state of the modern American nation, so to speak. At the end of 1941, following Pearl Harbor, the United States had a War Department,...