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Kudos to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel for taking a pay cut in a show of solidarity with Pentagon workers being furloughed because of the federal budget sequester. His action is a noble gesture. But it doesn't have to be this way and it shouldn't be....
WASHINGTON (AP) — The loud, insistent calls in Washington to rein in the rising costs of Social Security and Medicare ignore a major and expensive entitlement program — the military's health care system. Despite dire warnings from three...
Tags: Defense, Family, Retirement, TRICARE, Medicare
Chuck Hagel, the former Republican senator from Nebraska who survived a stormy confirmation hearing to become the new secretary of defense, had a coming-out party of sorts last week before the National Defense University, the government's graduate...
Regular readers of this column have heard me say it before, but I'll say it again: I'm often embarrassed by the questions my colleagues ask at White House briefings. This week was no exception. Among reporters inside the Beltway, the latest narrative,...
Sen. Mark Warner is asking the secretary of defense to make sure military families aren't being exposed to unsafe levels of lead in drinking water. Warner raised the issue with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel after recent tests at two Navy child care...
North Korea has moved a missile with “considerable range” to its east coast, South Korea's defense minister said Thursday, but he added that there are no signs that Pyongyang is preparing for a full-scale conflict. The report came hours...
Tags: North Korea, Defense, Missile Systems, Justice System, Japan
WASHINGTON -- Chuck Hagel was taking questions at Fort McNair on Wednesday after his first major speech as defense secretary when a man rose to ask about his recent comments on North Korea. "I was misquoted again," Hagel blurted out, without saying what...
WASHINGTON – Fifteen GOP senators called on President Obama to withdraw Chuck Hagel’s nomination to lead the Pentagon, even as support from another Republican increased the likelihood he will be confirmed when Congress returns from recess next...
After all the thunder and lightning signifying nothing but more Republican obstructionism, former Sen. Chuck Hagel has taken over at the Pentagon, vowing a realistic approach to America's military role in the world. Not surprisingly, he indicated he...
A month after across-the-board federal spending cuts began, there are signs that one of the most troubling potential consequences for Maryland — the furloughing of federal employees — might not be as widespread as initially feared. But the...
SEOUL — North Korea warned Seoul on Saturday that the Korean Peninsula had entered “a state of war” and threatened to shut down a border factory complex that's the last major symbol of inter-Korean cooperation. The latest statement...
WASHINGTON — Obama administration officials who once hoped that North Korea's young leader could prove to be a reformer are increasingly worried that he might blunder his way into a war. Even as they publicly describe 30-year-old Kim Jong Un's...
Tags: Defense, North Korea, Japan, U.S. Military, South Korea
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