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Chuck Hagel

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  • Amid criticism, Pentagon unveils anti-rape plans

    — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel unveiled new initiatives Thursday to halt rape and other sexual assaults within the U.S. military after the Pentagon released a report showing an 8 percent increase in reported incidents over the past year. The 136-...
  • Pentagon issues directives to combat sexual assault in military

    Pentagon issues directives to combat sexual assault in military
    Outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel unveiled new initiatives Thursday to battle rape and other sexual assaults in the military after the Pentagon released a report showing an 8% increase in reported incidents over the last year. The 136-page report,...
  • Obama nominates Ashton Carter, ex-defense official, to run Pentagon

    Obama nominates Ashton Carter, ex-defense official, to run Pentagon
    President Obama on Friday nominated former top Defense Department official Ashton B. Carter to replace outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, describing Carter as an innovator, a reformer and “one of nation’s foremost national security...
  • Hagel: Withdrawal of 1,000 troops from Afghanistan to be delayed

    Hagel: Withdrawal of 1,000 troops from Afghanistan to be delayed
    The U.S. military is delaying the withdrawal of up to 1,000 troops through the first few months of 2015, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Saturday. The decision means that up to 10,800 troops, rather than 9,800, could remain in Afghanistan as the U.S....
  • U.S. hostage Luke Somers killed in Yemen during rescue attempt

    U.S. hostage Luke Somers killed in Yemen during rescue attempt
    In the predawn hours Saturday, a team of elite U.S. commandos stepped off a tilt-rotor aircraft into the desolation of central Yemen, intent on rescuing American photojournalist Luke Somers from his militant captors. The team of 40 Special Operations...
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel begins farewell tour in Afghanistan

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel begins farewell tour in Afghanistan
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel had initially planned on visiting the vast U.S. military installation here, ringed by snow-topped mountain ranges and craggy countryside, to close out the final chapter of combat missions in a bloody war that has dragged on...
  • A hostage rescue fails

    A hostage rescue fails
    A U.S. commando raid over the weekend failed to free an American journalist held hostage by al-Qaida in a militant stronghold in Yemen. As U.S. forces closed in, the terrorists killed the journalist, Luke Somers, 33 and another hostage, South African...
  • California National Guard prepares for Ebola mission in West Africa

    California National Guard prepares for Ebola mission in West Africa
    A unit of the California Army National Guard has been ordered to mobilize for possible deployment to West Africa to support U.S. and international efforts to stem the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. The linguist detachment of the 223rd Military...
  • Army Reservists heading to Africa to join Ebola fight

    Army Reservists heading to Africa to join Ebola fight
    A pair of Army Reserve units from Maryland are being mobilized to aid U.S. efforts to tackle the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa, officials said Monday, as the Pentagon prepares to extend its humanitarian mission into next year. The military has...
  • Walter Pincus: It's time for U.S. to upgrade old thinking on old nukes

    Walter Pincus: It's time for U.S. to upgrade old thinking on old nukes
    The publicized mishaps — they shouldn't be called scandals — in recent years by Air Force and Navy personnel in charge of nuclear weapons give the White House and Congress a chance to rethink the U.S. deterrence mission before returning airmen...
  • 5 Guantanamo detainees released

    5 Guantanamo detainees released
    The United States has released five detainees from its detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, including the first Yemeni detainee to be resettled since 2010, officials said on Thursday. Three of the detainees were sent to the Republic of Georgia,...