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Why Obama Should Stand Up For Chuck Hagel

nationalinterest.org | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics

The effort to slander Chuck Hagel and to torpedo his potential nomination to be secretary of defense has reached such intensity that there is now much...

U.S. Defense Secretary Panetta's Refusal to Cut Pentagon Spending Puts America at Greater Risk

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

Refusal by US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Members of Congress, and now the Super Committee, to cut US defense spending puts our country on a dange...

Iran Dismisses Iraqi Insurgent Arm Claims Following Panetta's Visit

AP | Posted 09.12.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's state TV says the country's defense minister has dismissed renewed U.S. claims that Tehran is arming Iraqi insurgents. U....

Gates Arrives In Israel After Bomb Blast

AP | By LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEL AVIV, Israel -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday that the latest spike in Mideast violence must not derail the peace process and ...

Gates To Meet With Karzai, Petraeus In Afghanistan

AP | ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday that while the fight against corruption must be led by Afghans, the U.S. ...