Chuck Hagel

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Military works to change culture to combat rape

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The laughter and chatter ceased as soon as the two naval chiefs appeared on the rooftop deck of the barracks, where four sailors — three men and one woman — were […]

07/14/2013

Chuck Hagel

Hagel warns Congress to stop defense budget cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned lawmakers Wednesday of severe and unacceptable effects on the U.S. military if Congress doesn’t end the automatic spending cuts projected to slice $52 billion from the defense […]

07/10/2013

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Hagel on furloughs for Defense Department civilians

WASHINGTON (AP) – More than 650,000 civilian Defense Department workers will begin taking the first of their 11 unpaid days off next week, but the cut in salary they will see in the three months […]

07/05/2013

Egypt military pledges no long-term takeover

WASHINGTON (AP) – Egyptian military leaders have assured the Obama administration that they are not interested in long-term rule following their toppling of President Mohammed Morsi and have appointed a government of civilian technocrats to […]

07/03/2013

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (AP Photo)

Pentagon to extend benefits to gay service spouses

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the Pentagon will begin the process to extend health care, housing and other federal benefits to the same-sex spouses of military members as soon as possible. Wednesday’s […]

06/26/2013

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What it takes to become an Army Ranger

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the military looks to bring women into combat jobs closer to the front lines, including commando units, senior leaders are reviewing the physical and mental requirements that troops must meet in […]

06/18/2013

Lindsey Graham

Senator: Fire commanders allowing sex assault

WASHINGTON (AP) — A member of the Senate Armed Services Committee says that military commanders who allow sexual assault to flourish should be fired. South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham says that women who serve […]

05/26/2013

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Soldier charged with videotaping women

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Army sergeant has been charged with secretly photographing and videotaping at least a dozen women at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, including in a bathroom. The Army said Wednesday […]

05/22/2013

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Intercontinental missile test-launched in Calif.

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force launched an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile from a California base on Wednesday, a month after the test flight was postponed because of tensions with […]

05/22/2013

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (AP Photo)

Hagel orders review of sex-abuse prevention

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Friday ordered the military to recertify all 25,000 people involved in programs designed to prevent and respond to sexual assault, an acknowledgement that assaults have escalated beyond […]

05/17/2013

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