Source reveals Michele Flournoy has taken herself out of consideration to replace Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.
The White House on Sunday confirmed the death of U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has concluded that problems in the nation’s nuclear forces are rooted in a lack of investment, inattention by high-level leaders and sagging morale, and is ordering top-to-bottom changes, vowing to invest billions of dollars to fix the management of the world’s most deadly weapons, two senior defense officials told The Associated Press on Thursday.
Ordering firm restrictions for U.S. troops returning from West Africa, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that the military men and women helping fight Ebola must undergo 21-day quarantines upon their return — longer than required for many civilian health care workers.
The president stated that American forces “do not have a combat mission.”
The U.S. military said Sunday it launched airstrikes around Haditha Dam in western Iraq, targeting Islamic State of Iraq and Syria insurgents there for the first time in a move to prevent the group from capturing the vital dam.
American air strikes have disrupted ISIS military operations, but Def. Sec. Hagel warns the Islamic extremist group will eventually recover and begin a new offensive.
After controversy erupted over new U.S. military grooming standards in April, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says amendments have been made to the Army, Air Force and Navy regulations.
The Obama administration only finalized the exchange of the last remaining U.S. prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five Taliban detainees at Guantanamo a day before the swap, a top Democratic lawmaker said Tuesday.
About 1,000 U.S. Naval Academy students are graduating in Annapolis.