As secretary of defense, Chuck Hagel has faced a number of tough challenges, including the Syrian conflict, the rise of the Islamic State and the future of U.S. forces in Afghanistan. Judy Woodruff takes a closer look at the reasons…

Nov 24

Watch: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigns

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…

Oct 31

Soldiers and civilians face different Ebola protocols

WASHINGTON — A U.S. soldier returning from an Ebola response mission in West Africa would have to spend 21 days being monitored, isolated in a military facility away from family and the broader population. A returning civilian doctor or nurse…

Jul 03

Dempsey: Iraqi forces can defend Baghdad

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says Iraqi security forces are capable of defending Baghdad but are unable to act unilaterally to launch an offensive to seize back territory occupied by a Sunni insurgent group.

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