Hagel Stands Up For ‘Tough Call’ To Trade Taliban Prisoners For Bergdahl

Hagel Stands Up For ‘Tough Call’ To Trade Taliban Prisoners For Bergdahl

By David S. Cloud, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday defended the swapping of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban prisoners, i ...

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Bergdahl Prisoner Exchange Sparks Bipartisan Backlash In Congress

Bergdahl Prisoner Exchange Sparks Bipartisan Backlash In Congress

By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- The White House on Wednesday battled a bipartisan storm of criticism over President Barack Obama's decision to order ...

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Pentagon Weighs Sending Manning To Civilian Prison For Gender Treatment

Pentagon Weighs Sending Manning To Civilian Prison For Gender Treatment

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times The Pentagon is considering transferring Pvt. Chelsea Manning, convicted of leaking national security materials, to a civilian prison for trea ...

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Russia Accuses U.S. Of ‘Iron Curtain’ Policies In Ukraine

Russia Accuses U.S. Of ‘Iron Curtain’ Policies In Ukraine

Moscow (AFP) - Moscow accused Washington of bringing back "Iron Curtain" policies in the showdown over Ukraine on Tuesday, as the West imposed fresh sanctions against key figures ...

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Leadership ‘Accountable’ On Military Sexual Assault, Hagel Says

Leadership ‘Accountable’ On Military Sexual Assault, Hagel Says

By Lauren Kirkwood, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Under pressure to act on the issue of sexual assault in the military, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel visited a rape cr ...

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Pentagon Proposes Deep Cuts For U.S. Military Bases, But Would Spare Some

Pentagon Proposes Deep Cuts For U.S. Military Bases, But Would Spare Some

By James Rosen, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Sweeping budget and personnel cuts proposed Monday by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel would hit some military bases hard wh ...

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Pentagon Proposes To Shrink U.S. Army To Pre-WWII Level

Pentagon Proposes To Shrink U.S. Army To Pre-WWII Level

Washington (AFP) - The Pentagon plans to scale back the U.S. Army to its lowest level since before World War II in a proposed budget reflecting the end of 13 years of war in Afgha ...

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Kerry Tells Senators That Obama Syria Policy Is Collapsing

Kerry Tells Senators That Obama Syria Policy Is Collapsing

Feb. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Two prominent Republican senators say that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told them -- along with 13 other members of a bipartisan congressional delegati ...

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