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.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is the scheduled graduation speaker for the U.S. Naval Academy.
It’s been a busy week for the Department of Defense with calls for a review of new military regulations concerning appearance that one soldier is even suing over.
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has agreed to review the U.S. Army’s new grooming standards, which went into effect March 31 and have been called “racially biased.”
In taking a deep look at trouble inside U.S. nuclear forces, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is searching for the root causes of recent Air Force missteps but also for ways to make the nuclear warrior’s job more attractive at a time when the military has turned its attention away from such weapons.
It began with his brief mention last fall of “troubling lapses” in the nuclear force. Weeks later Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel turned up the heat a notch by paying a rare visit to a nuclear missile base. And on Thursday he dropped his bombshell: a demand for quick answers to what ails this most sensitive of military missions.
With public trust and safety at stake, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered immediate actions Thursday to define the depth of trouble inside the nation’s nuclear force, which has been rocked by disclosures about security lapses, poor discipline, weak morale and other problems that raise questions about nuclear security.
An Air Force investigation into alleged drug use in the ranks has expanded to include 10 officers at six bases in the U.S. and Britain.