On Monday, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced his proposal to reduce the size of the US military to pre-WWII levels. Since the announcement, there has been a flurry of debate around budgets, spending, and readiness on Capitol Hill and in the media. Show More Summary
West slams Obama’s “Secretary of Surrender (Defense), and points out that within 3 or 4 days that Obama called for a drastic reduction in military personnel, Putin invaded the Crimea. Professor then went on to add that history has taught us that every time there is a reduction in military might, like the one that was just announced, the U.S. Show More Summary
“By the way, it isn’t me cutting the budget. It’s the Congress’ decision on sequestration. So it isn’t secretary of defense or the president doing this, and I think we should clear that up a little bit here, too. Where are we making decisions and how do we make them, that’s a responsibility I have. […]
While most of the Beltway media is lapping up Republican talking points against President Obama and the Russian-Ukraine situation, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates brought some much needed sanity to the discussion when he flatly...Show More Summary
The Obama administration is struggling to find a way of forcing Moscow to remove its troops from Ukraine's Crimea peninsula, but former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said this morning it is already too late to prevent the contested...Show More Summary
"I do not believe that Crimea will slip out of Russia's hands," former Defense Secretary Robert Gates told Fox News this morning adding that there is little chance Ukraine will be able to get back control. When asked in this brief clip...Show More Summary
Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates offered a weak defense of President Barack Obama's policy on the Crimea on Fox News Sunday, telling host Chris Wallace that the Crimea was "gone" and that "some of the domestic criticism ought to be toned down while he's trying to handle this crisis." Noting that Russia had invaded Georgia while George W. Show More Summary
Former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Sunday the military occupation of the Crimean peninsula is part of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s broader goal to rebuild Soviet-era influence in Eastern Europe.
From the March 9 edition of Fox Broadcasting Co.'s Fox News Sunday: Previously: Flashback, 2008: When A Russian Invasion Made Fox News Shrug CBS' Face The Nation Turns Exclusively To GOP For Ukraine Discussion For Russia With Love: Right-Wing Media Mad For Vlad
President Obama's former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said Sunday he did not think Russia would relinquish control over Ukraine's Crimea region any time soon. In an interview on Fox News Sunday, Gates said Russia's invasion of the...Show More Summary
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates told Fox News Sunday's Chris Wallace Sunday morning that he believed Russia had likely secured possession of the Crimean peninsula, but rejected the idea that President Barack Obama's foreign policy had "emboldened" Putin, and also defended Obama's golf playing in Florida.
"My own view is, after all, Putin invaded Georgia when George W. Bush was president. Nobody ever accused George W. Bush of being weak or unwilling to use military force," Gates said The post Bush’s Defense Secretary Slams Republicans For Criticizing Obama’s Handling Of Crimea Crisis appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Mr. Putin’s quick takeover of the Crimean peninsula was no surprise to me. Neither was the Obama administration’s half-butted reaction on Tuesday. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced that to show our support for Poland and the...Show More Summary
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel hasn't read the military's studies of Vladimir Putin’s body language, the Pentagon said Friday,
Co-authored by Professor Leo Blanken Secretary of Defense Hagel's plan to reduce the military and the Russian attack in Crimea have raised the volume of the debate about the nature of the armed forces needed to meet America's security threats in the post Afghanistan War era. Show More Summary
(By Mattea Kramer) Washington is pushing the panic button, claiming austerity is hollowing out our armed forces and our national security is at risk. That was the message Secretary of Defense Chuck…
Putin, Petroleum and Pantyhose by Michael Reagan Mr. Putin’s quick takeover of the Crimean peninsula was no surprise to me. Neither was the Obama administration’s half-butted reaction on Tuesday. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced that to show our support for Poland and the Baltic states after Russia’s intervention in Ukraine, the we will train [...]
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says we’re sending the hardware to help our allies. …a Defense official confirmed that the U.S. will send six additional F-15s and one KC-135 to “augment the mission” in Baltic countries. The U.S. currently provides four F-15s to what’s known as the Baltic Air Policing rotation. The additional aircraft will be […]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned on Thursday that "tough, tough choices are coming" if the Pentagon implements deep future spending cuts required by law, including whether to slash the Army to 420,000 soldiers and decommissio...