Sexual assault is growing in the US military, addressed by President Obama and Defense Secretary Hagel in speeches to young officers. ‘This scourge must be stamped out,’ Hagel said.
The US will give Israel advanced radar systems, more powerful missiles, and aircraft never before sold outside the US. Together, they could diminish Israel’s sense of threat from Iran.
In his first major policy speech, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel talks of employing military power ‘judiciously’ and using resources ‘with a minimum of waste.’
It’s time to assess the toll and look for lessons from United States’ biggest post-Vietnam blunder.
Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham have led the opposition to Chuck Hagel’s nomination to be secretary of defense. Now, both say former Sen. Hagel is likely to be confirmed.
The Hagel hearing was just the latest episode in an ongoing effort by Sen. John McCain to assert his ownership of U.S. national security policy.
His confirmation hearing performance was universally described as ‘lackluster’ at best – and far worse by many accounts. But Defense Secretary-nominee Chuck Hagel got some support Sunday, including another Republican backer in the Senate.
A former top aide to John McCain has written thought-provoking article about one of the less appealing aspects of journalism.
If confirmed by the Senate, Chuck Hagel would become the first Vietnam veteran – and the first enlisted soldier – to hold the post of Defense secretary. To many military veterans, that matters.
They oppose Chuck Hagel because he prefers to stay out of wars and may not believe the U.S. should run the world.