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  • Obama huddles with national security team ahead of speech

    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.

  • Hagel finds Turkish help against Islamic State a tough sell

    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.

  • No easy scapegoat for Obama on foreign policy

    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.

  • Hagel reassures Georgia of its importance to U.S.

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has met with top officials in the former Soviet state of Georgia to discuss Russia's reawakening ambitions in Europe.

  • Haditha Dam airstrikes not new to Iraq strategy: Hagel

    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.

  • NATO allies agree to take on Islamic State threat

    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...

  • Durbin: Pentagon should review police gear program

    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...

  • Round two: Team Clinton book ratchets up attack on Obama's 'feckless' policies

    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."

  • Chuck Hagel: More than 100 Americans fighting for ISIS

    Authorities have been concerned that Americans and citizens of other Western nations could potentially return and launch terror attacks in their home countries.

  • At ease: Obama eyes transgendered troops

    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.

  • Pentagon chief OKs Medal of Honor for WWI hero

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has recommended awarding a posthumous Medal of Honor to a black soldier from upstate New York who saved a comrade while fighting off a German attack in France during World War I. Sen. Charles Schumer says Tuesday the Pentagon chief has sent...

  • The U.S. can, if Obama chooses wisely, lead a Middle East coalition to destroy ISIS

    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.

  • The Obama administration was wrong to release information on the failed ISIS rescue mission

    Pentagon officials confirmed Thursday that a mission to rescue prisoners held by the ISIS had been launched earlier this year in Syria, but that the extraction team had failed to locate the hostages.

  • Will Obama follow up on his new red line against ISIS?

    So far, it's been difficult to discern what President Obama is prepared to do about ISIS outside of staying the airstrike course in Iraq that he began two weeks ago.

  • Chuck Hagel touts long-term strategy against ISIS

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said U.S. military intervention in Iraq will continue for some time because the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria will not be defeated quickly.



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