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 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 ?
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.
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
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 [...]
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.
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.
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
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, [...]
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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 […]
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":
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 [...]
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
"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