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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told Congress Wednesday that officials of Qatar negotiating the release of captured Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl told the U.S. that "time was not on our side" and a leak about the exchange would sabotage the deal.  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

No. 2 Nuke Commander Suspended Amid Casino Probe

The No. 2 officer at the military command in charge of all U.S. nuclear war-fighting forces is suspected in a case involving counterfeit gambling chips at a western Iowa casino and has been suspended from his duties, officials said.

09/29/2013

US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (3rd R) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey (4thR) lay a wreath at the US Navy Memorial September 17, 2013 in Washington, DC, to honor the victims of the September 16, 2013 Washington Navy Yard Shootings.  (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Navy Yard Shooting Victims Honored by Defense Secy. Chuck Hagel

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and other military officials have laid a wreath in honor of those killed at the Washington Navy Yard at the Navy Memorial.

09/17/2013

Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon speaks at the Peace Palace in The Hague, The Netherlands, on Aug. 28 2013, on the day of the celebration of the building's 100th anniversary. (credit: BAS CZERWINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

UN To US: Wait 4 Days For Team To Complete Investigation Before Deciding On Military Strike

The United Nations is calling on the United States and its allies to wait longer on a potential military strike against Syria.

08/28/2013

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney speaks during a daily press briefing at the White House on Aug. 27, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Carney: ‘Options That We Are Considering Are Not About Regime Change’

U.S. forces are now ready to act on any order by President Barack Obama to strike Syria, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Tuesday.

08/27/2013

The crisis in Syria and Russia's decision to grant temporary asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden are likely to highlight a meeting later this week between Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and their Russian counterparts. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Kerry, Hagel To Meet Their Russian Counterparts Amid Tense Relations

The crisis in Syria and Russia’s decision to grant temporary asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden are likely to highlight a meeting later this week between Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and their Russian counterparts.

08/06/2013

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel delivers remarks during the 2013 Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Month Ceremony at the Pentagon Auditorium on June 25, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Chuck Hagel: Furloughs For Military Could Continue

Furloughs, which have forced a 20 percent pay cut on most of the military’s civilian workforce, probably will continue next year and might worsen.

07/21/2013

President Barack Obama and his national security team tread delicately Thursday in the aftermath of the ouster of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, urging the restive nation to quickly return authority to a democratically elected civilian government and avoid violence. (Photo by Getty Images)

US Officials Approach Tumult In Egypt With Caution

President Barack Obama and his national security team tread delicately Thursday in the aftermath of the ouster of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, urging the restive nation to quickly return authority to a democratically elected civilian government and avoid violence.

07/04/2013

After changing course and deciding to seek congressional approval for military action, Obama is confronted with one of his most difficult foreign policy tests and faces a Congress divided over the unavoidably tough vote-of-conscience on overseas conflict rather than the more customary partisan fights over domestic policy. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Vows Sustained Effort On Military Sex Abuse

President Barack Obama pledged Thursday to “leave no stone unturned” in the effort to put an end to sexual assault in the military, which he said undermined the armed services. He said the nation’s military leaders are “ashamed” about their failure to stop it.

05/16/2013

File photo of the Pentagon. (credit: STAFF/AFP/Getty Images)

Sexual Abuse Cases Put Pentagon Under Fire

One after another, the charges have tumbled out — allegations of sexual assaults in the military that have triggered outrage, from local commanders to Capitol Hill and the Oval Office.

05/15/2013

File photo of U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) (credit: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Outraged Senator: ‘Pentagon Has Major Problem On Its Hands’ with Sex Cases

Lawmakers say they’re outraged that for the second time this month a member of the armed forces assigned to help prevent sexual assaults in the military is under investigation for alleged sexual misconduct.

05/15/2013

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