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By Robert Burns, Associated Press
The vote Thursday was 93-5 for Ash Carter. He'll replace Chuck Hagel and be Obama's fourth defense secretary in six years.
By Donna Cassata, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The Senate is on track to confirm President Barack Obama's pick to run the Pentagon.
As defense secretary, Ashton Carter would face a daunting pile of problems at home and abroad. And then there are the unforeseen crises, the ones that explode onto a Pentagon chief's agenda without warning.
By Robert Burns, Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Saturday the United States will keep as many as 1,000 more troops in Afghanistan than planned for the first part of 2015.
By PBS NewsHour
By Julie Pace, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is weighing a slimmed-down list of candidates to become his next defense secretary, as top contenders pull their names from consideration for what is typically a highly sought-after Cabinet spot.
By Robert Burns and Julie Pace, The Associated Press
The president's third Pentagon chief, Chuck Hagel, was picked partly because he was thought to be more deferential to Obama's close circle of White House advisers. But over time, Hagel also grew frustrated with what he saw as the West…
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the grand jury verdict on the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, the resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, plus…
Hagel is the first senior Obama adviser to leave the administration following the sweeping losses for Obama's party in the midterm elections. It also comes as the president's national security team has been battered by multiple foreign policy crises, include…
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