Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel
Bowing to the Pentagon, the Senate agreed after impassioned debate Thursday to leave the authority to prosecute rapes and other serious crimes with military commanders in a struggle that highlighted the growing role of women in Congress.
Last summer, when dozens of nuclear missile officers allegedly cheated on exams, test scores were among the lowest of the year, according to Air Force records obtained by The Associated Press.
Dozens more Air Force officers have been implicated in a cheating scandal on nuclear missile proficiency tests.
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.
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.
Hagel Told 2 Nuke Missile Officers Removed From Duty Due To Drug Probe While Visiting Air Force’s Nuke Force
Moments before he launched a carefully planned pep talk to members of the Air Force’s nuclear missile force, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was undercut by yet another sign of trouble in their ranks: a drug probe of two missile officers.
The United States is estimated to spend over $1 trillion over the next thirty years on upgrades and maintenance of its nuclear arsenal.
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel stated there is a “real possibility” that there will be a total troop pullout from Afghanistan if President Hamid Karzai does not sign a security pact.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Friday that military force is still on the table if Iran moves forward with its nuclear program.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday sharply criticized U.S. states that are defying the Pentagon by refusing to allow National Guard facilities to issue ID cards that enable same-sex spouses of military members to claim benefits.