Chuck Hagel

Roses that were placed on an anchor at an entrance of the Washington Navy Yard as security personnel stand watch, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

How can red flags be missed like Navy shooter’s?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government’s sprawling system of background checks and security clearances is so unreliable it’s virtually impossible to adequately investigate the nearly 5 million Americans who have them and make sure they can […]

09/19/2013

3D graphic of the 197 Builidng in the Washington Navy Yard shows areas where shooting took place (AP)

Gunman’s path to DC emerges, but questions remain

WASHINGTON (AP) — Through a wall at his Rhode Island hotel, Aaron Alexis could hear them — voices harassing him, wanting to harm him. He couldn’t sleep. He believed people were following him, using a […]

09/18/2013

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, right, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sept. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Obama: Congress, world credibility on line

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an impassioned appeal for support both at home and abroad, President Barack Obama said Wednesday the credibility of the international community and Congress is on the line in the debate over […]

09/04/2013

President Barack Obama arrives to deliver remarks about the crisis in Syria in the Rose Garden of the White House on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

In first major test, Obama overrules new team

WASHINGTON (AP) — For President Barack Obama’s new foreign policy advisers, the first test of their willingness to undertake military action wound up being a stark lesson in the president’s ability to overrule them all. […]

09/02/2013

This citizen journalism image provided by Edlib News Network, ENN, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Syrians search under rubble to rescue people from houses that were destroyed by a Syrian government warplane, in Idlib province, northern Syria, Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. ( AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENN)

Syrians stock up ahead of feared US-led attack

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrians stocked up on bread, canned food and candles Friday as the U.S. and France prepared for a potential military strike against the Syrian government, which the West alleges used chemical […]

08/30/2013

Retired Staff Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford describes one of his wounds from the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage, at his home in Lillington, N.C. on June 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Fort Hood victims want shooting designated terror

Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan admits pulling out a pistol, shouting “Allahu akbar” (God is great) and opening fire on unarmed people, killing 13 of them. All, he says, in an effort to stop them […]

08/10/2013

In this June 17, 2013 photo, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin get up to leave after their meeting in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Obama laments ‘backward’ Russian thinking

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Friday he was reassessing the relationship with Russia because of a growing number of issues on which the two countries differ, and he lamented what he called his […]

08/09/2013

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Pentagon may revise same-sex benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is poised to extend health care, housing and other benefits to the same-sex spouses of military members by the end of August, but may reverse earlier plans to provide benefits […]

08/07/2013

A U.S. Air Force F-16

Pentagon delaying fighter jet delivery to Egypt

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is delaying delivery of four F-16 fighter jets to Egypt in light of the military overthrow of Mohammed Morsi as president, but it has not decided whether to suspend military […]

07/24/2013

President Barack Obama speaks to reporters in the Brady Press Briefing room of the White House in Washington on July 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, file)

Obama to mark 60th anniversary of Korean War truce

  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Saturday will commemorate the 60th anniversary of the suspension of the 1950-1953 Korean War. The White House says Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will join Obama for a […]

07/22/2013

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