President Obama nominates former Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., to be defense secretary Monday at the White House.
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January 7, 2013 President Obama wants Nebraska Republican Chuck Hagel to run the Pentagon. Hagel's confirmation would put four men with close ties from their Senate days at the center of the nation's foreign policy and national security policymaking. And that's something Obama is willing to fight for.
June 9, 2011 With bin Laden dead, "we have a unique opportunity to make new gains on al-Qaida," he tells the Senate Armed Services Committee as the confirmation hearing on his nomination to be secretary of Defense begins.
F-18 Super Hornets on the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson.
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January 27, 2011 The Pentagon is on the verge of a budget crisis and the blame lies with the Congress, Defense Secretary Robert Gates told reporters during an interview Wednesday.
January 20, 2011 A new report from the Government Accountability Office finds that the United States military spent about $193 million between 2004 and 2009 in connection with the Pentagon's "homosexual conduct policy."
December 17, 2010 The Defense Department responded Friday to the argument that the Army's Bradley Manning is being mistreated in military custody.
March 15, 2010 The Department of Defense shares some of the unsolicited emails it receives from visitors to its website.
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