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Chuck Hagel arrived at the Pentagon on Wednesday, was sworn in and started his first day as the new Secretary of the Defense. Hagel did not arrive his first day on the job on time, as he was caught in morning traffic in Washington, D.C. and arrived 40 minute late. Hagel was greeted at the [...]
A class geared for military officers in the U.S. has been teaching them that in general the enemy of America is Islam, not only terrorists. It also suggested that the U.S. might have to at some point wipeout the holy Islamic cities of Medina and Mecca without regard for civilian casualties. These ideas followed the [...]
President Barack Obama laid out a plan that would change the course of the armed forces in the United States. The plan calls for the reduction of the military’s size that would limit its ability to wage long-term conflicts. The president proposed a 14 percent decrease in troops, which would not allow it to conduct [...]
Military officials from the Pentagon warned Iran not to disrupt oil shipments in the Persian Gulf as Iran threatened to interfere with the passageway. Pentagon spokesman George Little said that the Strait of Hormuz is a vital economic lifeline needed for the stability in the region. It is 34 miles wide and 20 percent of [...]
The administration wants to give lifetime health care coverage for people who served in the military but this could not be possible because of Congress’ mentally to reduce the budget deficits. If there’s a thing that Democrats and Republicans agree upon, it is to make military retirees pay more for their health car coverage. This [...]
The Pentagon said that military chaplains are authorized to perform same-sex weddings as long as the ceremonies are allowed in the states where they reside. The Defense Department released guidelines stating that chaplains can execute ceremonies on or off military bases in states where gay reunions are legal. According to the guidelines, the chaplains would [...]