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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

Jani Bergdahl makes a statement about the release of her son Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl as her husband Bob Bergdahl and President Barack Obama listen on May 31, 2014 in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, D.C. (credit: J.H. Owen-Pool/Getty Images)

Experts: Released Gitmo Detainees Likely To Rejoin Taliban

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 with members of his military staff before boarding his plane prior to his departure from Andrews Air Force Base on May 28, 2014 in Maryland. (credit: Pablo Martinez Monsivais-Pool/Getty Images)

Hagel: The US Will Be ‘Living With Terrorism For Many Years’

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday it was not clear yet how many troops the U.S. will use to battle terrorists in Afghanistan in the coming two years, but he expressed some confidence that the Afghan forces will improve enough to secure and govern their own country.

05/29/2014

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan speaks at the 68th United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 24, 2013 in New York City. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Report: Nigerian President Backs Out Of Deal To Swap Prisoners For Kidnapped Girls

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan reportedly reneged on a deal that was secured to swap Boko Haram prisoners for the nearly 300 girls the terror group kidnapped.

05/27/2014

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