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U.S. Does Damage Control After Defense Chief's Remarks On Iraq

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2015 | Politics

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, May 25 (Reuters) - Vice President Joe Biden reassured Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi of the U.S. comm...

Even The Defense Department Is Questioning Obama's ISIS Strategy

The Huffington Post | Ali Watkins | Posted 05.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- ISIS’ recent victory in seizing the key Iraqi city of Ramadi -- a defeat that even the State Department called a major setback in the ...

What Shinzo Abe Wants From Washington -- And Why He Shouldn't Get It

Bruce Ackerman | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics
Bruce Ackerman

Since taking office in 2012, Shinzo Abe has been trying to repudiate Article Nine of his country's constitution. But the more he tries, the less the public is convinced. Yet Abe refuses to give up, and is coming to Washington next week to enlist America's support. President Obama and Congress should reject the invitation.

U.S., Afghan Leaders Lay Groundwork For Postwar Relations

AP | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics

CAMP DAVID, Maryland (AP) — U.S. and Afghan leaders laid the groundwork Monday for new relations between the two countries linked for years as war p...

Don't Let the Crisis in Ukraine Damage Decades of Progress on Nuclear Cooperation

Stanley Weiss | Posted 05.18.2015 | World
Stanley Weiss

An increasingly belligerent Russia is using its nuclear arsenal as a nationalist rallying cry while posing a dilemma for the U.S.: If Russia is no longer committed to arms reduction, should the U.S. continue to carry the flag for disarmament by itself? What should the U.S. do? Three things.

Jessica Schulberg

Ash Carter Warns Congress Against Repealing 2001 War Authorization | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday morning, Defense Secretary Ash Carter offered support for a three-...

New U.S. Defense Chief: Withdrawal From Afghanistan Under Review

Reuters | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics

(Adds comments from U.S. general, details) By Phil Stewart KABUL, Feb 21 (Reuters) - The United States is considering slowing a planned withdraw...

Glenn Beck Thinks Joe Biden Is Super Creepy

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.19.2015 | Media

It's no secret that Joe Biden's clasp of Stephanie Carter, wife of incoming Defense Secretary Ash Carter, raised a few eyebrows during Ash's swearing ...

Ash Carter Sworn In As Defense Secretary

Reuters | Posted 04.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Feb 17 (Reuters) - New U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter was sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden in a ceremony at the White House on Tu...

A Field Guide to Jordan's Battle Against ISIS

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 04.07.2015 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Jordan's boundless generosity has provided a safe haven for the human tide of refugees that have been thrust upon it from war-ravaged Syria and Iraq.

Carter Can Take Gitmo Closure Across the Finish Line

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 04.06.2015 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Hopefully Ashton Carter, President Obama's nominee for Secretary of Defense, will make a strong commitment to closing down Guantanamo before the end of President Obama's term. His confirmation hearing will be a key indicator of how committed he is to this goal.

Secretary Of Defense Nominee Would Reconsider Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 02.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The president's nominee to be the next Pentagon chief says he would consider changing the current plans for withdrawing all U.S. t...

Defense Secretary Nominee Ash Carter Has Back Surgery

AP | By NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense secretary nominee Ash Carter had successful back surgery Friday and was recovering ahead of confirmation hearings that cou...

Obama To Announce Defense Secretary Pick Friday

AP | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to announce his pick Friday to lead the Pentagon amid the threat from Islamic State militants in Syri...

Amanda Terkel

Pentagon Official Slams 'Stupid' Government Shutdown: 'This Is No Way To Treat Patriots' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A top Pentagon official on Monday decried the impending government shutdown, saying it was "stupid" and disrespected both members of the...

Pentagon Official: Fighter Jet's Cost Rise Is 'Problematic'

AOL | Posted 09.18.2011 | Technology

Washington: The head of the Pentagon's Joint Strike Fighter blasted new cost increases in the program today, calling them "an extreme and problematic ...

GE Fights To Keep Key Fighter Jet Contract

Posted 06.01.2011 | Business

By Colin Clark Editor, AOLDefense WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- General Electric, desperate to keep the second Joint Strike Fighter engine program al...