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Ashton Carter

Report: Ashton Carter Likely Next U.S. Defense Secretary

The former deputy defense secretary has reportedly been picked to lead the Pentagon.

December 2, 2014
Chuck Hagel

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel To Resign

Learn more about Chuck Hagel’s surprise resignation.

November 24, 2014
chuck hagel

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 Afghanistan. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday recommended shrinking the army from 520,000 active duty troops to 440,000-450,000, saying that “after […]

February 24, 2014
AFP Gates-Obama [Mandel Nigan]

Gates: Obama Didn’t Believe His Own War Strategy

Washington (AFP) – Former defense secretary Robert Gates has delivered a scathing critique of President Barack Obama’s handling of the war in Afghanistan in a revealing new memoir, the media reported. In “Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary of War,” Gates recounts how Obama appeared to lack faith in a war strategy he had approved and […]

January 8, 2014

Senate Unanimously Confirms Bin Laden-Killer as Defense Secretary

Former Congressman Leon Panetta, who served as budget director and chief of staff to President Clinton before being appointed to lead the CIA by Barack Obama, was confirmed in a 100-0 vote by the U.S. Senate today to take over for outgoing Defense Secretary Robert Gates. Panetta oversaw the U.S. military operation that captured and […]

June 22, 2011