10/01/14 06:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday directed military medical officials to show within 45 days how they will improve care, patient safety and access to treatment at underachieving military health care facilities. Hagel released findings of a 90-day review of the entire...
By Charles Hoskinson | 10/01/14 05:02 PM
Saying "we can do better," Hagel ordered facilities identified as having problems to submit plans within 45 days on how those problems would be fixed and said the Pentagon would create unified standards for care and a systemwide process to manage performance.
By Charles Hoskinson | 09/26/14 03:17 PM
Pentagon officials had previously estimated the cost at $7.5 million a day, but that was before the campaign was extended to Syria on Monday.
By Charles Hoskinson | 09/18/14 02:18 PM
The Pentagon has asked Congress to shift $1 billion from the Army's budget to pay for President Obama's dispatch of 3,000 troops to west Africa to help limit the spread of the Ebola virus.
By Susan Crabtree | 09/10/14 11:40 AM
President Obama will meet with all the major players of his national security team late Wednesday morning ahead of a national address on his plans to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, one of the most important foreign policy speeches of his presidency.
By Charles Hoskinson | 09/08/14 09:47 PM
The Obama administration sees Turkey as one of 10 core countries in the coalition it is trying to build to fight the Islamist extremist group.
By Susan Crabtree | 09/08/14 01:39 PM
If Republicans make major gains in Congress in November at least in part because of President Obama's perceived weakness on foreign policy, it won't be easy for Obama to respond with a major shake-up of his national security team.
By Jennifer Peebles | 09/07/14 05:43 PM
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has met with top officials in the former Soviet state of Georgia to discuss Russia's reawakening ambitions in Europe.
By Jennifer Peebles | 09/07/14 02:03 PM
The first U.S. airstrikes to protect Iraq's Haditha Dam from ISIS do not signal the opening of a new front or widening of the American military effort in that country, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said.
09/05/14 10:16 PM
NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — The U.S. and nine key allies agreed Friday that the Islamic State group is a significant threat to NATO countries and that they will take on the militants by squeezing their financial resources and going after them with military might. With the Islamic State militants...
09/05/14 07:31 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's No. 2 Democrat on Friday asked Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to review a program that provides high-powered rifles and other surplus military equipment to civilian police departments across the country. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois said he has long been concerned...
By Paul Bedard | 09/05/14 11:10 AM
A key member of the Clinton kitchen cabinet is out with a new book that slams U.S. policy as "muddled, irresolute, and even feckless."
By Charles Hoskinson | 09/03/14 04:22 PM
Authorities have been concerned that Americans and citizens of other Western nations could potentially return and launch terror attacks in their home countries.
By Paul Bedard | 08/26/14 11:31 AM
The Pentagon "likely will" allow transgendered Americans to serve openly in the military where 15,500 now secretly serve, according to a new report issued by top former generals.
By Washington Examiner | 08/25/14 07:11 PM
Obama must pressure regional governments, especially governments that helped create the problem by funding ISIS in its war against the Syrian regime, to use those resources in a combined effort to eliminate ISIS.
By Paul Bedard | 10/01/14
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