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Chuck Hagel

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  • Obama well within his right to release captured American solider

    An American son is coming home. This event should be memorialized. President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel did a resplendent job of forging such a prisoner exchange agreement with the Taliban to get our man — Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl...
  • Navy plan for carrier-based drones takes flak from lawmakers

    Navy plan for carrier-based drones takes flak from lawmakers
    A U.S. Navy plan for aircraft carrier-based drones has launched a dogfight in Washington over the role of the robotic planes in combat. The Navy has asked contractors for reconnaissance drones — essentially spy planes, with only limited ability to...
  • Bowe Bergdahl captivity details emerge

    Bowe Bergdahl captivity details emerge
    U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl suffered harsh treatment at the hands of his Taliban captors including long periods of solitary confinement, according to U.S. military officials who also said the soldier is struggling emotionally and has not yet called...
  • Bowe Bergdahl's family praises release, sends love via news media

    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's parents sent him a public message from Idaho one day after the Taliban released him in exchange for five Guantanamo Bay detainees. Bergdahl is being treated at a U.S. military hospital in Landstuhl, Germany, and has not yet...
  • White House-Congress rift over Bergdahl deal deepens

    White House-Congress rift over Bergdahl deal deepens
    WASHINGTON - A political storm over the trade of five Taliban inmates for a captured American soldier intensified on Monday when Obama administration officials told lawmakers that up to 90 people within the administration - but no members of Congress -...
  • White House plans more transfers from Guantanamo prison

    The White House is making plans to transfer more detainees from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay despite the mounting political furor over the exchange of five Taliban prisoners for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, officials said Tuesday. Caitlin...
  • Defense Secretary Hagel defends prisoner swap for POW Bergdahl

    Defense Secretary Hagel defends prisoner swap for POW Bergdahl
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday defended the U.S. decision to trade five Taliban leaders at Guantanamo for war prisoner Bowe Bergdahl, insisting it was the right move but admitting failure to tell lawmakers hurt trust with Congress. Hagel...
  • Freeing Sgt. Bergdahl: Why it was a good deal for all Americans

     Freeing Sgt. Bergdahl: Why it was a good deal for all Americans
    The release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a captive of Islamist extremists for almost five years, is good news not only for his family but for all Americans. But the price the Obama administration paid for the 28-year-old soldier's repatriation was freedom for...
  • Republicans criticize prisoner swap that freed Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

    Senior Republicans criticized President Obama on Sunday for releasing five high-ranking Taliban prisoners to secure the return of an American prisoner of war, arguing that it breached longstanding U.S. policy against negotiating with terrorists....
  • SpaceX gets Air Force certification toward launching military satellites

    Hawthorne rocket company SpaceX has reached a major milestone toward its goal to launch the U.S. government's most sophisticated national security satellites. The upstart firm announced Friday that the Air Force certified its Falcon 9 rocket after...
  • Air Force certifies SpaceX Falcon 9 flights

    Air Force certifies SpaceX Falcon 9 flights
    In a move that could shake up the spaceflight business, Hawthorne rocket company SpaceX has passed a key milestone toward its goal to launch the U.S. government's most sophisticated national security satellites. The upstart firm said Friday that the Air...