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  • Trudy Rubin: Bibi, Boehner playing games

    Bibi Netanyahu wants to make sure President Barack Obama doesn't ink a nuclear deal with Tehran. Any nuclear deal.
  • Senate confirms Obama's pick for Pentagon chief

    Senate confirms Obama's pick for Pentagon chief
    The Senate on Thursday confirmed President Barack Obama's choice to run the Pentagon, handing Ash Carter the unenviable task of steering the military as the United States confronts Islamic State militants, conflict in Ukraine and other worldwide threats....

    As military downsizes, debate sharpens over BRAC

    As military downsizes, debate sharpens over BRAC
    If the Pentagon wants to convene another round of military base closings, it must clear a congressional subcommittee chaired by Rep. Rob Wittman, R-Westmoreland. Wittman will be a tough sell. He says there is no appetite in Congress for another Base...

    Hagel concerned about possible split in NATO over threats from Russia, northern Africa

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday he is worried about a potential division within NATO as countries in the north want to focus on the growing threat from Russia, while other alliance members in the south are more worried about the influx of...

    Defense chief nominee Ashton Carter, unlike Obama, backs arming Ukraine

    Ashton Carter, President Obama’s nominee for secretary of Defense, said at his Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday that he was “very much inclined” to provide lethal arms to Ukrainian forces fighting Russia-backed separatists,...