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Hagel: Seven Nations Pledge Arms for Iraqi Kurds in Fight Against ISIL

Seven nations have joined the United States and the Iraqi government with pledges to provide arms to Kurdish forces in northern Iraq where they are battling terrorists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel […]

Defense secretary OKs Medal of Honor for WWI hero

5 days agoNews : The Newsroom

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The secretary of defense has recommended a posthumous Medal of Honor for a black World War I soldier from upstate New York who saved a comrade while fighting off a German attack in France, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said Tuesday.

Charles Krauthammer: Semi-Retired President Dithers Too Much

Mr. Krauthammer had an interesting take on Obama and his administrations inability to get it together in terms of ISIS/ISIL (Fox News) Last week, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said ISIS was an imminent threat, but Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Show More Summary

White House Refuses to Say ISIS an 'Imminent Threat'

Monday at the White House daily briefing, press secretary Josh Earnest refused back the comments of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel who said last week that ISIS posses an "imminent threat" to the Untied States of America. When asked...Show More Summary

Obama Meeting with Chuck Hagel on Strategy against Islamic State

Back from his vacation, President Obama is scheduled to meet with Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel Monday for an update on the series of air strikes launched against the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq. Obama may increase military actionShow More Summary

The terrorism here

We’ve heard from Secretary of Defense Chuck Obvious that there is a terror threat to US citizens and that threat grows each day. But what if the media won’t tell us that it’s here. At Ace of Spades, is the story of Ali Mohammad Brown who was recently arrested in New Jersey for the murder […]

Third Time the Charm in Iraq?, Ferguson Cop May Not Have Been Badly Injured After All, More Fun in Ukraine: P.M. Links

last weekNews : Reason

Islamic State is really, really bad, says Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. And airstrikes don't seem to be up to the job of stopping the group. So you might want o get ready for Gulf War 3. Despite sketchy reports of an eye injury, Ferguson cop Darren Miller may not have been badly injured in a tussle with Michael Brown at all. Show More Summary

Obama's ISIS Navel-Gazing Emboldens Islamists

On Thursday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced that the threat of the Islamic State in Syria and the Levant was “beyond anything we’ve seen.” He explained: They are an imminent threat to every interest we have, whether it's inShow More Summary

Chelsea Manning Still Hasn't Received Gender-Reassignment Treatment

Chelsea Manning, convicted security document leaker, says the military refuses to provide that gender-reassignment care she was promised. She says she’s received nothing but “lip service” from Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and the Army. Read more...

Dempsey hits Islamic militant ‘end-of-days’ vision

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (left) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey at a press briefing at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 21. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images WASHINGTON — America’s top-ranked...Show More Summary

Secretary Hagel Claims ISIS Is ‘Threat To Every Interest We Have’, ‘Beyond Anything We’ve Seen’

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel attempted to terrorize the American people Thursday by claiming ISIS was a threat to every interest the US has and “beyond anything we’ve seen.” The dire statements have, not surprisingly, led many observers...Show More Summary

Hagel: Syria Airstrikes Against ISIL Possible

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Gen. Martin Dempsey said Thursday that U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant forces will be limited to Iraq for the time being, but the ISIL threat eventually will have to be confronted at its core in Syria.


JUST A FEW MONTHS AGO OBAMA WAS CALLING THEM JUNIOR VARSITY: Defense secretary: ISIS threat ‘beyond anything we’ve seen.’ I predict that the press won’t make a lot of this 180-degree shift in position.

Hagel: IS is bigger threat than AQ

Secretary of Defense Chuck Obvious told the Pentagon press that ISIS/ISIL/Islamic State is more dangerous than al Qaeda ever was according to Stars & Stripes, that was in case no noticed that al Qaeda never had an army with tanks and jeeps and stuff. The Islamic State, which has taken over much of Iraq since […]

The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

Happy Friday! Here's what you need to know today.  1. U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said ISIS is the biggest threat we've ever seen. "They are as sophisticated and well-funded as any group that we have seen. They're beyond just a terrorist group," Hagel said at a press briefing, adding "we must prepare for everything." 2. Show More Summary

Chuck Hagel: Pentagon Chief Says ISIS ‘Beyond Anything We Have Seen’

U.S Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel took to the Pentagon lectern Thursday along side General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the two top defense officials making clear that the ongoing terror campaign and threats being hurled by ISIS were very real, and legitimate, concerns. The two also said that attacks such as

Friday Watch

Evening Headlin es Bloomberg: Islamic State Poses Imminent Threat to U.S., Hagel Says. The militant Islamic State poses an “imminent threat” to the U.S. and may take years to defeat, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said. “They are an imminent...Show More Summary

British Muslims blame jihadi subculture after beheading video

By Kate Holton and Raheem Salman LONDON/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A British Muslim leader called for action on Thursday to tackle a jihadi sub-culture after an Islamic State video showed a suspected Briton beheading U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the threat from Islamic State was "beyond anything we've seen" and the U.S. Show More Summary

Sound Diagnosis, Pathetic Prescription

(John Hinderaker) Earlier today, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel offered a surprisingly realistic and cogent evaluation of the threat posed by ISIL. This clip is only a minute and a half long, but it sums up the danger well: Hagel says,...Show More Summary

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