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Chuck Hagel for DOD

Brent Budowsky | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense would bring immense confidence in the capitals of America's allies around the world, and great enthusiasm from veterans and military families throughout America who know him well, and trust him greatly.

Robert Gates: U.S. Lacks Policy To Curb Iran's Nuclear Drive

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — A memo from Defense Secretary Robert Gates to the White House warned that the United States lacks a nimble long-term plan for deali...

Maryland's Presidential Governor

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley is of the policy caliber, and demonstrates a rare management excellence over a large and effective state bureaucracy that makes him a very credible candidate for the US presidency.

Robert Gates Wants War Advice To Obama Kept Private

The Washington Post | Ann Scott Tyson and Scott Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates stressed Monday that military and civilian leaders should keep their advice to President Obama on Afghanistan privat...

J Street Conference To Open Amid Controversy

Washington Post | Dan Eggen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

J Street, an advocacy and lobbying firm created 18 months ago, is holding its first annual conference beginning Sunday, with participation from about ...

White House Sends A-Team To Israel To Try To Overcome Settlements Impasse, Talk Iran

Foreign Policy's The Cable | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Last night, at his White House news conference, Barack Obama was asked to explain his logic for pushing an August deadline on getting health reform le...

Obama's NSC Will Get New Power In Sweeping Overhaul

Washington Post | Karen DeYoung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama plans to order a sweeping overhaul of the National Security Council, expanding its membership and increasing its authority to set stra...

Obama Backpedals On Afghan Troop Surge

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

We may soon witness a reverse triple back flip with pike by the Obama administration over his campaign promise of increasing troop numbers in Afghanistan.

Obama Will Retain Bush's War Czar Douglas Lute

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President-elect Barack Obama will be keeping another holdover from the Bush administration on his national security team -- Lt. Gen. Douglas E. Lute, ...

National Security Advisor: Who is James L. (Revolving Door) Jones?

David Wallechinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Wallechinsky

In selecting James L. Jones to be his national security advisor, Barack Obama has chosen a former Marine Corps general who, at the time of his nominat...

Obama's NSA Advisor Likes: Clean Coal, Nuclear, Long Walks On Beach (With Drilling Apparatus)

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

For a lot of the folks who voted for Barack Obama, promoting "national security" means weaning ourselves from dirty fuel sources. For the man Obama...

Iraq: Is the SOFA viable?

John Bruhns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Bruhns

The Status of Forces Agreement comes with outrageous stipulations that render our troops helpless, subject them to the Iraqi military tribunals, halt U.S. military operations, and turn vengeful detainees over to the Iraqis.