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Fox Leaves Out Important Context Of Leon Panetta's Statement On Iraq Troop Withdrawal

Fox News' Special Report left out necessary context when previewing former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta's upcoming interview with 60 Minutes in which he stated, "it was important for us to maintain a presence in Iraq." During his...Show More Summary

Former Defense Secretary Panetta: I “Really, Really Thought” We Should Keep Some US Troops in Iraq (Video)

Former Obama Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told CBS News that some U.S. troops should have remained in Iraq. Panetta spoke with Scott Pelley in a segment that aired Friday. Scott Pelley: Were you confident in that moment that pulling out … Continue reading ?

Hagel Explores Military’s Relationship With NFL

Pentagon officials are preparing a briefing for Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on the scope of the military's interactions with the NFL, in the wake of a string of high-profile domestic violence cases involving players.

Department of Defense looking into relationship with NFL

The U.S. military is wary of being associated with the league amidst domestic abuse controversies. The NFL's domestic abuse debacle has officially reached the Pentagon. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is looking into the U.S. Armed Forces'...Show More Summary

Report: Growing Rift Between Obama And Military

There is a growing rift between President Obama and the military about how to fight ISIS reports the Washington Post. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel tried to reassure the House Armed Services Committee on Thursday that civilian and military leaders at the Pentagon were in “full alignment” and in “complete agreement with every component of the [...]

Airstrike list awaits Obama after Congress OKs Syria plan

The Pentagon's top leadership has approved an ambitious target list for U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said Thursday, but President Obama has not signed off on the plan, adding a level of uncertainty to the military strategy.

Sec. Hagel Wants $1 Billion to Fight Ebola

yesterdayNews : Mediaite

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel asked Congress today to appropriate an extra billion dollars to combat Ebola, supplementing the $30 million already set aside to send 3,000 American troops to West Africa to aid health workers.

Hagel Clarifies: US Forces Will Be on the Ground; They Wont Be 'Combat Forces'

Thursday at the House Armed Services Committee hearing on U.S. strategy for combating ISIS, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel attempted to clarify President Barack Obama's insistence that he is not committing U.S. troops to another war in Iraq by parsing the difference between U.S. Show More Summary

Ground Troops Against ISIS: Not Why, But To What End?

Appearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey opened the door to introducing U.S. ground troops into the campaign against the so-called “Islamic State” in Iraq and Syria. Dempsey said, “If…there are threats to the U.S., then of course, [...]

Robert Gates: Troops on the Ground Required for 'Success' of ISIS Strategy

In an appearance on “CBS This Morning” on Wednesday, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who served in both the Obama and Bush administrations, argued that in order to achieve objectives to destroy the threat of ISIS, including Vice...Show More Summary

Obama's First Defense Secretary: There Will Be Boots On The Ground If There's 'Any Hope Of Success' Against ISIS

Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates on Wednesday said US ground troops will have to be part of the equation if there's "any hope of success" in President Barack Obama's strategy to "degrade and destroy" the extremist group ISIS (also known as ISIL or the Islamic State). Show More Summary

Oh hey guy we might be sending ground troops to Iraq after all

3 days agoOdd : Boing Boing

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (L) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey testify during the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the U.S. policy toward Iraq and Syria and the threat posed by the Islamic State on Capitol Hill in Washington September 16, 2014. Show More Summary

Hagel: 'I'm Always Concerned About the Southern Border'

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, when testifying about the Islamic State before a Senate panel Tuesday, indicated that the country's border security needed improvement, adding that he is “always concerned” about the U.S. border with Mexico. Show More Summary

Hagel, Dempsey defend Obama’s plan to target Islamic State extremists

Testifying in front of a Senate panel Tuesday, Army Gen. Martin Dempsey said he would make the recommendation to the president if the campaign failed. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said President Barack Obama’s military campaign against the Islamic State militants will not be “an easy or brief effort. Show More Summary

WATCH LIVE: Gen. Dempsey, Sec. Hagel Testify to Congress on ISIS Plan

3 days agoNews : Mediaite

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Martin Dempsey and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will testify before the House Armed Services Committee Tuesday morning over President Barack Obama's proposed plan for arming and training Syrian rebels against ISIS.

Threat Inflation And The Case For War, Ctd

Beinart takes the MSM to task for swallowing the government’s line on the ISIS threat: Many publications have uncritically accepted Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s claim about the number of Americans who have gone to fight with ISIS—a figure that New America Foundation terrorism expert Peter Bergen argues is dramatically exaggerated. Other media commentary simply […]

On Behalf of 17 Re-Enlisting Air Force Officers, Military Religious Freedom Group Asks Defense Secretary to Fix Oath

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation's Mikey Weinstein just sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on behalf of 17 officers, urging him to put a stop to the Air Force's bizarre enforcement of an oath that includes the unnecessary words "So Help Me God":

Remembering the 9/11 Pentagon Attack

The 13th anniversary of the September 11 attack on our nation dawned early with our military. Early this morning, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel along with the President and other dignitaries observed the anniversary at the Pentagon Memorial, Arlington, Virginia. This is some of what the Secretary of Defense had to say about those who [...]

Hagel: U.S. ready to carry out its mission

Following President Obama's address on how to combat ISIS (also referred to as ISIL), the Pentagon released the following statement from Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel: "President Obama laid out a strong, comprehensive strategy to degrade...Show More Summary

As Obama Promises "No Boots on the Ground," U.S. Military Trains for Just That Scenario

"Once a conflict starts, the statesmen lose control." ~ Former Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates "No matter how a war starts, it ends in mud. It has to be slugged out -- there are no trick solutions or cheap shortcuts." ~ Attributed to Gen. Show More Summary

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