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Chuck Hagel

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  • Turkey may play quiet role in U.S. coalition against Islamic State

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Turkey may find it hard to play a public role in the coalition the United States is building to strike at Islamic State targets in Iraq and possibly Syria for fear the militant group might retaliate against dozens of Turks held...
  • Obama defends policies as allies move against terrorist, Russian aggression

    NEWPORT, Wales Under fire for his response in the face of foreign threats, President Barack Obama defended his methodical approach as he wrapped up meetings with allies Friday that included new steps aimed at deterring Russian aggression in Europe and the...
  • Congress, vacation's over

    Congress, vacation's over
    For many of us, September brings renewed optimism and a return to productivity. What does it mean in Washington? Through a summer of political and global crises, we've looked for congressional action and presidential involvement — and looked and...
  • US leaves Free Syrian Army leaders out of military planning

    GAZIANTEP, Turkey North of Aleppo, the U.S.-backed Free Syrian Army is battling the Islamic State terror group over a vital supply route. In Washington, the Obama administration is groping for a strategy to deal with a force that Defense Secretary...
  • Obama Seeks Partners In Fight Against Islamic State

    NEWPORT, Wales — The United States and its allies are aiming to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the militant Islamic State organization, President Barack Obama said Friday as he began to sketch the outline of a U.S. strategy that focuses heavily on...
  • Islamic State issues video of beheading of U.S. hostage

    DUBAI (Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group released a video on Tuesday purporting to show the beheading of a second American hostage, journalist Steven Sotloff, raising the stakes in its confrontation with Washington over U.S. air strikes in Iraq....
  • Biden on Islamic State: 'We will follow them to the gates of hell!'

    The United States plans to fight Islamic State until it is no longer a force in the Middle East and will seek justice for the killing of American journalist Steven Sotloff, President Barack Obama said on Wednesday. He added destroying the militant group...
  • Ukraine crisis forces European defense spending rethink

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin's actions in Crimea and eastern Ukraine may achieve what successive U.S. defense secretaries have failed to do -- persuade European NATO members to spend more on their armed forces. The Ukraine crisis...
  • A Mideast war we should avoid

     A Mideast war we should avoid
    In fighting disease, aggressive action is not always advisable. Two years ago a federal panel recommended against routine use of a test for prostate cancer because it carries "a very small potential benefit and significant potential harms." Some men get...
  • Pentagon says Iraq operations costing on average $7.5 million per day

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. military operations against Islamic State in Iraq have cost an average of $7.5 million per day since they began in mid-June, the Pentagon said on Friday, a figure that means the department has spent more than $500 million on...
  • U.S. watchdog finds Pentagon broke law in Bergdahl transfer

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Defense Department violated U.S. law by failing to alert Congress before releasing five Taliban members held at Guantanamo Bay military prison in exchange for a captured U.S. soldier, a government watchdog agency said on...