Why does Sen. Lindsey Graham have a seat at the table on immigration? Are Jorge Ramos and Vicente Fox unavailable?
Why does Sen. Lindsey Graham have a seat at the table on immigration? Are Jorge Ramos and Vicente Fox unavailable?
On Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Wolf,” Chuck Hagel, who served as Defense Secretary under President Obama and as a Republican Senator from Nebraska stated that he doesn’t believed claims from the US government about how many ISIS fighters have been
President-elect Donald J. Trump’s reported choice (via the Washington Post) of retired Marine Gen. James Mattis as Secretary of Defense risks a fight with pro-Israel groups similar to the one that faced former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel in his confirmation fight in early 2013.
Former Defense Secretaries Robert Gates, Leon Panetta, and Chuck Hagel criticized the Obama administration’s “operational micromanagement”, “cautiousness and overcorrection, which makes it appear that the United States is hesitant to take action”, and lack of understanding of “the tremendous responsibility
The contributions and meritorious service of drone pilots who have been providing direct support for years to troops in and outside the combat zone are to be officially recognized by new awards the Pentagon is expected to create as part of a broad review of the medal award process conducted by the military services, defense officials revealed Wednesday.
Former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel gave an interview to Foreign Policy, billed as his first public interview since he was forced out of office in February. He said the White House sought to personally “destroy” him during his final days.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Obama administration has argued that exchanging five high-risk Taliban commanders imprisoned at the U.S. Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, (GTMO) was the only contemplated option to repatriate accused deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
ISIS has taken responsibility for the horrifying attacks in Paris that have left more than 150 dead and hundreds wounded. French President Francois Hollande is calling for the closure of his country’s borders. President Barack Obama didn’t condemn Islamic radicals for the attacks, but he did call them “an outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians” and “an attack on all of humanity and the universal values we share.”
The family of fallen Iraq war hero Marine Sgt. Rafael Peralta accepted the nation’s second-highest award for valor, the Navy Cross, on his behalf nearly a decade after the Pentagon denied him the Medal of Honor.
Several ex-national security leaders have joined forces to argue that pushing through President Barack Obama’s trade agenda is good for national security—even though it would hurt American manufacturing, could increase the already-record-high trade deficit and likely add to the national debt.
Obama’s legacy—absent a major shift in foreign policy—is clearly established. Taking editorial license with Winston Churchill’s famous quote lauding Royal Air Force pilots in World War II for defeating Germany’s Luftwaffe and applying it to Obama and his leadership team: “Never in the field of human conflict has so little been done for so many by so few.”
As the war in east Ukraine between the Kiev government and pro-Russia separatists aided by Russian soldiers worsens, reports have surfaced that the United States wants to arm the Ukrainian military. The New York Times reported that NATO’s military commander Philip M. Breedlove wants the U.S. to provide weapons and equipment to the Army.
WASHINGTON — Outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, in an interview with CNN, indicated that he felt pressure from Obama’s White House to release detainees from the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
In an interview with CNN that aired during Friday’s “The Situation Room,” former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel admitted there was some disagreement between he and the Obama White House over the pace of the release of Guantanamo Bay detainees during
President Obama jibes outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel over footwear.
FORT MYER, Va. — Outgoing Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel echoed the criticism towards American foreign policy he expressed upon taking office almost two years ago during his farewell ceremony on Wednesday.
Wednesday at the Joint Base Fort Myer-Henderson Hall, in Fort Myer, VA, while President Barack Obama spoke at the farewell in honor of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, the largely military audience was notably silent through multiple jokes by Obama,
Since June of this year, the United States military has been stockpiling gear from Afghanistan at a strategically-located depot in Kuwait. The gear will be sent across the border into Iraq to fight against the severely underestimated Islamic State (ISIS, Daesh,
The Obama administration announced Saturday that four Afghan detainees had been transferred from the U.S. military prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, to their home country. U.S. officials have characterized the move as a sign of good will between Kabul, the Afghan capital, and
WASHINGTON, D.C.–The prevalence of sexual assaults in the military decreased by about 25 percent to 19,000 in 2014, when compared to 26,000 in 2012, according to a Pentagon statement. During the same period, victim reports increased by an estimated 66 percent to
As expected, President Obama says he’s decided to make Ashton Carter his nominee for Secretary of Defense. “I accepted the president’s offer to be nominated for Secretary of Defense because of my regard of his leadership,” Carter said during Obama’s
(Reuters) – Former Pentagon official Ashton Carter emerged on Tuesday as the expected nominee to replace Chuck Hagel as U.S. defense secretary, sources familiar with the situation said. One source said Carter, a former deputy secretary at the Department of
Columnists David Brooks and Mark Shields slammed the Obama administration for their treatment of outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Friday’s “PBS NewsHour.” Shields, who admitted he was a “sympathizer” of Hagel’s, said “when you’re looking for your fourth secretary
The Chinese Defense Ministry issued a statement this week thanking outgoing Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel for his service and his contributions towards strengthening relations between China and the United States. The statement is particularly notable because of rumors of Hagel’s
Outgoing Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel reportedly had a disagreement with Obama’s National Security Adviser Susan Rice before he was removed by President Obama this week. The New York Times reports Hagel had “a dispute” with Rice over Obama’s policy on
NBC News Capitol Hill reporter Luke Russert said that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel struggled to penetrate the Obama administration’s inner circle as the “outsider” and that his departure as Secretary of Defense was manifestation of the “daylight” between Obama and
Supporters and potential active members of the jihadist terrorist group the Islamic State are using the hashtag “Islamic State Topples US Defense Minister” to take credit for the resignation of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. A Twitter search for the
Monday at the White House, after a few words from President Barack Obama thanking him for his service, outgoing Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel was visibly emotional as he announced he is stepping down from his post. Follow Pam Key
The New York Times reports that one of the reasons the administration is supposedly offering for firing Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense is the Pentagon’s slow response to the Ebola crisis. There can be no clearer sign that Hagel is
President Obama professed today strong appreciation for the service of his third Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel. But if he was so appreciative, why exactly is Secretary Hagel about to be former Secretary Hagel? Rumors are swirling as to whether
President Obama is forcing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel out of his administration after less than a year on the job according to multiple reports. The New York Times broke the news early Monday morning, reporting that Hagel was resigning “under
Sen. John McCain says: “I thank Chuck Hagel for his service, and I know that he was very, very frustrated.” McCain, expected to become chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee in January, was reacting to news that President Obama is
Speaking to reporters at the White House, President Obama recognized the departure of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel after less than two years in office. Although White House sources disparaged Hagel’s term at the Defense Department after the news broke,
An American soldier has been cleared after he was closely monitored by the military for showing symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus upon his return on Tuesday from the U.S. mission in West Africa, according to the Pentagon. “He tested
During a visit to Kentucky’s Fort Campbell on Monday, Pentagon Chief Chuck Hagel told soldiers from the Army’s 101st Airborne Division that they have made a “huge difference” in containing the lethal Ebola virus in West Africa, and he categorized the
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has signed an authorization to mobilize an estimated 2,100 Army Reserve and National Guard soldiers from 12 states to fight the lethal Ebola virus in West Africa. The U.S. Army has identified 16 Reserve and National
A new survey finds only 26 percent of those in the military community approve of the performance of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. But the blame for this low approval rating extends higher up the chain of command. Retired Secretary of
(Washington, D.C.)–U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secretary Chuck Hagel said he ordered the implementation of a policy requiring “all” troops to “undergo a 21-day controlled monitoring regimen” upon returning from the Ebola mission in West Africa. “Throughout these deployments DoD
Wednesday at the Aspen Institute’s “Washington Ideas Forum,” Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said we are living through, “historic, defining times,” that will result in a, “new world order.” When questioned about the ongoing global chaos by the national correspondent for The
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has ordered the military to put together a special “strike team” to aid civilian health workers in the event of future Ebola cases in America. The “strike team” will consist of 30 members and will
The first large wave of soldiers from the U.S. Army’s legendary 101st Airborne Division arrived in Liberia over the weekend to battle the deadly Ebola virus, according to the Pentagon. During a press briefing Tuesday, Army Col. Steve Warren, a
On Monday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel outlined for the Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas how the Pentagon plans to address “climate change” issues that could plague the military. Hagel asserted that warmer climates, oceans rising, and other weather
California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter is fighting a potential ban on tobacco sales on military bases and ships. The idea of a ban is currently under a department review, thanks to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. But Hunter, a Marine reservist
The spy formerly known as Bradley Manning is now filing a lawsuit against Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and the Defense Department accusing them of denying Manning “access to medically necessary treatment.” Manning wants to have longer hair, use cosmetics,
(Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke with Egyptian Defense Minister Colonel General Sedki Sobhy on Saturday to confirm the United States plans to deliver 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt to support Cairo’s counter-terrorism efforts, the Pentagon said. The United States