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Study: Female Marines At Disadvantage In Combat, Get Injured MoreA new Marine Corps study obtained by CBS News shows that women in combat are at a significant disadvantage compared to men.
Panetta: Presidents Need To 'Have The Heart Of A Warrior'Former Defense Secretary and CIA Director Leon Panetta says President Barack Obama needs to “get into the ring” with Congress in order to get anything done for the rest of his time in the White House.
Pentagon Reviews Will Focus On Military Medals The Pentagon has launched three separate reviews on how military medals are awarded, in the face of broad criticism over the inability to recognize heroism in incidents such as the Fort Hood shootings and aborted plans to create a new award for drone pilots.
Gates, Panetta Question Obama's Syria Strategy President Barack Obama's first two defense secretaries on Tuesday night questioned his Syria strategy and said they would have told him not to seek Congress' approval for a strike on President Bashar Assad's forces.
GOP Continues Benghazi Probe, 2016 Elections Possibly At StakeHouse Republicans insist the Obama administration is covering up information about last year's deadly assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, rejecting administration assurances to the contrary and stoking a controversy with implications for the 2016 presidential race.
Praise, Levity Greet Hagel In Senate Return Senators who nearly buried Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel found reasons to praise him on Wednesday.
Collins Says She'll Oppose Hagel Confirmation A moderate Republican senator said Wednesday she'll oppose the confirmation of Chuck Hagel to become President Barack Obama's secretary of defense, while other GOP senators signaled they may delay a floor vote on the nomination unless the White House provides more information about the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.
Senate Panel Approves Pentagon Nominee Chuck Hagel A bitterly divided Senate panel has voted to approve the nomination of Chuck Hagel to be the nation's defense secretary.
Despite GOP Calls For More Information, Senate Pushes Ahead On Hagel VoteThe chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee pushed ahead Monday with plans for a vote on Chuck Hagel's nomination to be defense secretary despite Republican demands for more financial information from President Barack Obama's choice.
Republicans Hammer Defense Nominee Hagel Republican senators hammered former GOP Sen. Chuck Hagel at his confirmation hearing Thursday on issues ranging from Israel and Iran to his support for a group that advocates the elimination of nuclear weapons.
Israeli Ambassador Fine With US Cabinet Changes For Obama's Second TermIsrael's ambassador to the U.S. said Tuesday that he expects to have a continued good working relationship with President Barack Obama's administration despite changes in the U.S. diplomatic corps.
Pentagon: Afghan War Effort Will Be Harmed By Budget CutsThe 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.
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