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Michelle Flournoy Could Be The First Woman To Head Defense Department

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michele Flournoy, formerly the Pentagon's policy chief and among President Barack Obama's more hawkish advisers, could be in line ...

Chuck Hagel Confirmation May Incur God's Wrath, Group Claims

Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

A conservative Christian lobbying group has claimed that the confirmation of Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense may incur God's judgment. Hagel w...

Luke Johnson

FINALLY! Hagel Confirmed

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate confirmed former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) as President Barack Obama's next secretary of defense by a 58 to 41 vote Tues...

Panetta Awaits Hagel Vote From California Home

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has apparently had all the Pentagon farewells he can take. The defense chief is working from his Ca...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Senator Makes Prediction On Chuck Hagel's Confirmation

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) predicted the Senate will approve the nomination of former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) as secretary of d...

Hagel for Secretary of Defense

Valerie Jarrett | Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics
Valerie Jarrett

Chuck Hagel is uniquely qualified to be Secretary of Defense. He is a decorated war hero who earned two purple hearts for his heroism in Vietnam. He knows the sacrifices that we ask our brave service members to make because he has made them himself.

Joshua Hersh

Chuck Hagel And Obama Closely Align On Afghanistan Policy

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama is reportedly set to nominate former Sen. Chuck Hagel, a Vietnam veteran and outspoken critic of the war in Iraq, as his secret...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

President Sees 'Positive Change' In Possible Nominee's Views

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 12.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama defended Chuck Hagel on Sunday, calling him a "patriot" and saying the former Nebraska senator had evolved since ...

Reading Tea Leaves of Political Appointments Not Yet Made

Steve Clemons | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Many in the punditocracy and D.C.'s strategic class are hyperventilating about these candidates and what we think Obama will do and won't do with scant evidence or commentary from the president or his team.

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...

Obama Expected Announce Decisions On Cabinet Shakeup

Reuters | Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics

* Former Republican senator would give Cabinet bipartisan cast * Reshuffle complicated by decision on Hillary Clinton successor ...

A Bold Move: Mitt Romney for Secretary of Defense

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

Romney is a numbers guy and a great businessman; he should be able to figure out what we need, what we don't need, and how to trim the fat. These business skills could be put to great use at the Department of Defense.

Hoping Hillary Says Yes

Alec Baldwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alec Baldwin

Sitting less than ten feet from Hillary Clinton at an RFK Memorial event in New York this week, I was overwhelmed by the presence and power the woman carries with her wherever she goes.

Dem Officials See New Signs That Gates Will Remain At Defense

Politico | Mike Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic officials said they see new signs that President-elect Barack Obama will ask Defense Secretary Robert Gates to stay in his post. If Gates ...