By Robert Burns, Associated Press
The experiences that Ashton Carter would bring to the job of defense secretary are vastly different from Chuck Hagel's in several important ways, starting with the fact that Carter is an academic and a policy wonk.
While the estimated number of cases of sexual assault are down 25 percent from two years ago, actual reports of assault have increased 8 percent in the past year. Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel said the findings are both a…
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 PBS NewsHour
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…
By Robert Burns, Associated Press and Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the military’s failure to maintain its focus on the nation’s nuclear forces led them to be mismanaged and to “slowly back down the hill.” He vowed to invest in and bolster the force,…
By Jim Kuhnhenn, Associated Press and Robert Burns, Associated Press
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…
By Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is confirming that Islamic State group militants were able to seize one of the 28 bundles of weapons and medical supplies dropped to Kurdish forces on Monday.
By Lara Jakes, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Dusty and remote, the Syrian city of Kobani has become an unlikely spoil in the war against Islamic State militants — and far more of a strategic prize than the United States wants to admit.
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