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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.

08/21/2014

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)

In Push For Syria Action, Obama Faces Difficult Foreign Policy Leadership Test

President Barack Obama, working to persuade skeptical lawmakers to endorse a U.S. military intervention in civil war-wracked Syria, hosted two leading Capitol Hill foreign policy hawks for talks and directed his national security team to testify before Congress in a determined effort to sell his plan for limited missile strikes against Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime.

09/02/2013

The former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is under investigation for allegedly leaking classified information about a covert cyber attack on Iran's nuclear facilities, according to media reports.

Retired General Under Investigation For Iranian Cyber Attack Leak

The former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is under investigation for allegedly leaking classified information about a covert cyber attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities, according to media reports.

06/27/2013

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)

Praise, Levity Greet Hagel In Senate Return

Senators who nearly buried Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel found reasons to praise him on Wednesday.

04/17/2013

North Korea's bellicose rhetoric and threats, while worrisome, appear to fit a decades-long pattern of provocation followed by uneasy peace, the top U.S. military officer said Friday. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Top US Military General: NKorea Threats ‘Just Reckless,’ Doubts Risk Of War

North Korea’s bellicose rhetoric and threats, while worrisome, appear to fit a decades-long pattern of provocation followed by uneasy peace, the top U.S. military officer said Friday.

04/05/2013

South Korea and the United States have signed a new military plan that lays out how the allies will communicate with each other and react to any future North Korean aggression. (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

US, South Korea Sign New Military Contingency Plan In Case Of North Korean Attack

South Korea and the United States have signed a new military plan that lays out how the allies will communicate with each other and react to any future North Korean aggression.

03/25/2013

NATO soldiers walk inside the yard of Kabul police headquarters building after a clash between Afghan forces and Taliban fighters in Kabul on Jan. 21, 2013. (credit: MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Pentagon: Afghan War Effort Will Be Harmed By Budget Cuts

The Afghan war effort eventually would be harmed by across-the-board budget cuts, even as the Obama administration intends to shield the military’s combat mission from the reductions, the Pentagon’s No. 2 official said Friday.

01/25/2013

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Defense Secretary To Lift Ban on Women in Combat

On Thursday, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is expected to announce his decision to end the ban that prevents women from serving in military combat roles.

01/23/2013

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