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Sullivan: Russian moves highlight Arctic concerns

...said Sullivan got included in the Senate version of a defense spending bill a provision to require the U.S. secretary of defense to detail a military strategy for the Arctic. Differences between House and Senate versions have to be resolved...
Pigskin Pick'Em Week 3: Playing the Unknown everything we thought we knew about the NFL in 2014. We'll do so by using our favorite Donald Rumsfeld Secretary of Defense strategy. There are three categories, "The Known-Known", "The Known-Unknown", and "The Unknown-Unknown...

...continued membership declines and fights over its inclusion of openly gay boys, but not adults. Gates, the former secretary of defense who oversaw the end of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, addressed those issues Friday...
What other's say: Stalemate between parties prevents progress

IN HIS RECENT BOOK "DUTY: MEMOIRS OF A secretary at War," Robert Gates, former secretary of defense under both Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, makes pertinent observations on our defense policy.Oddly enough, Gates...
Rich Lowry: Obama's Iraq war

...Kurdish fighters on the ground. At a press briefing last week, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Martin Dempsey and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel sounded like they were setting the intellectual and rhetorical predicate for a broader campaign - before...
Rich Lowry: A war for show

...might that the world's lone superpower is willing to muster.There has been renewed talk of how, as former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta put it the other day, the fight against terrorism will be a 30-year war. At this rate, it will...
Rich Lowry: The military vs. Marlboro

...a ban on the sale of cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco on bases and ships. Without committing himself, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has spoken favorably of the idea, citing health-care costs: "I think we owe it to our people...
The 'spy' still out in the cold

...Representative Robert Wexler (D-FL), and former Attorney General Michael Mukasey, among others.Former Deputy Secretary of Defense Lawrence J. Korb notes that Pollard has been in prison "three times longer than anybody who's ever provided...

Biography isn't policy. President Obama's choice for secretary of defense, Chuck Hagel, former Nebraska Republican senator, has a resume most politicians can envy: a clean senatorial record, no ethical...

...times in the 20th century.So it's likely President Barack Obama's choices for four posts - Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense, John Kerry for Secretary of State, John Brennan for CIA and Jack Lew for Secretary of the Treasury - will be...


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