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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...

...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...
Obama's insincere war

...2011, the president had lost whatever faith he had in the war, according to Gates.In the telling of his former secretary of defense, Obama violated what should be the psychological Powell Doctrine: If you don't believe in it, don't fight...
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...
Noting Alaska's role, Hagel unveils first U.S. Arctic strategy, and that more attention should be put on equipping the Coast Guard to operate in the far north."I urge Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to swiftly assess the need for greater icebreaking capacity in the Arctic - an issue I have championed...

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...
The Unknown Known

Now Playing Synopsis: In The Unknown Known, award-winning documentarian Errol Morris turns his camera on the career of Donald Rumsfeld, who served in numerous executive positions throughout his career in Washington, D.C., but most famously as Secretary of Defense in the first decade of the 21st century. During his tenure at that job, he helped orchestrate the Iraq War, and became a controversial figure for many of the things that transpired under his watch. Morris uses his typical stylized approach -- including first-hand interviews with Rumsfeld himself -- and a wealth of archival footage to delineate how his subject's public statements and private actions did not always reconcile. The Unknown Known screened at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi Cast: Donald Rumsfeld Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Board says missile defense would consider nuclear-tip interceptors

...Washington, D.C. bureau of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. ''As the president asked back in May and as the secretary of Defense has taken that and carried it through, we are looking at all sorts of technologies. And I think the key word...
Initial site work at Fort Greely to be completed by next month

...there in April,'' Lehner said. But no contracts can be awarded until the project receives approval from the Secretary of Defense and Congress. If the project moves forward, Fort Greely will be the site of test interceptors for training and...


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