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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (L) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey brief reporters at the Pentagon on plans to respond to the ISIS threat. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Pentagon: Islamic State Militants Will Regroup

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.

5 hours ago

File photo of President Barack Obama on the phone. (credit: Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images)

Obama Calls Clint Dempsey and Tim Howard, Suggests Howard Shave His Beard

President Barack Obama rang up U.S. World Cup team captain Clint Dempsey and goalkeeper Tim Howard this week to congratulate them on their athletic performances in the international tournament.

07/03/2014

In this undated image provided by the U.S. Army, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl poses in front of an American flag. (credit: U.S. Army via Getty Images)

Few Indications Taliban Will Head Into Peace Talks With Afghan Government Following Bergdahl Swap

Despite securing the release of five top detainees from the prison at Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, there are few indications that the Taliban will head into peace talks with the Afghan government any time soon.

06/16/2014

The aircraft carrier USS George H W Bush is moored outside Piraeus port southwest from  Athens, on March 5, 2014. The 1,092 feet (333 metres) carrier which can carry 6,000 personnel, is one of the worlds largest warships. AFP PHOTO / Angelos Tzortzinis        (Photo credit should read ANGELOS TZORTZINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Hagel Orders US Aircraft Carrier to Persian Gulf

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered an aircraft carrier — the Norfolk, Virginia-based USS George H.W. Bush — to move from the northern Arabian Sea to the Persian Gulf as President Barack Obama considers possible military options for Iraq.

06/14/2014

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)

Hagel: I Take My Responsibility To Release Gitmo Detainees ‘Damn Seriously’

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.

06/11/2014

In this undated image provided by the U.S. Army, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl poses in front of an American flag. (credit: U.S. Army via Getty Images)

Officials: White House Didn’t Notify Congress About Exchange Because Taliban Threatened To Kill Bergdahl

The Obama administration has told senators it didn’t notify Congress about the pending swap of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban officials because the Taliban had threatened to kill him if the deal was made public before it happened.

06/05/2014

A sign announcing the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl sits in the window of the Hailey Paint and Supply store on Main Street on June 1, 2014 in Hailey, Idaho. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Bergdahl Neighbor: ‘It’s Like A Modern Day Lynching’

There will be no hero’s welcome for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in his hometown, no fanfare of parades, music or picnics in the park.

06/05/2014

A sign announcing the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl sits in the window of the Hailey Paint and Supply store on Main Street on June 1, 2014 in Hailey, Idaho. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Report: Bergdahl Scheduled For Promotion

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is reportedly scheduled for a promotion.

06/02/2014

A sign announcing the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl sits in the window of the Hailey Paint and Supply store on Main Street on June 1, 2014 in Hailey, Idaho. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Pentagon Official: Bergdahl ‘At Worst A Deserter, At Best A Stupid Kid’

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl can expect a buoyant homecoming after five years in Taliban hands, but those in the government who worked for his release face mounting questions over the prisoner swap that won his freedom.

06/02/2014

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks to members of the military during a visit to Bagram Airfield on June 1, 2014 in Bagram, Afghanistan. (credit: Pablo Martinez Monsivais - Pool/Getty Images)

Hagel Declines To Say Whether He Believes Bergdahl Attempted To Desert Army, Go AWOL

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Sunday the military operation to free Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from the Taliban in exchange for the release of five Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detainees was not relayed to Congress because officials believed the soldier’s life was in danger.

06/02/2014

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