Hagel, under pressure, resigns as U.S. defense secretary
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:35
Hagel, under pressure, resigns as U.S. defense secretary By Phil Stewart and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned on Monday, leaving under pressure as President Barack Obama faces critical national security challenges, including fighting Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and revising plans to exit Afghanistan. Read More...
FBI says 76 law enforcement officers died in the line of duty in 2013
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:03
FBI says 76 law enforcement officers died in the line of duty in 2013 The FBI announced Tuesday that 27 officers were killed during felonious acts and that 49 died as a result of accidents in 2013. Nearly 50,000 officers were attacked while serving, the bureau said. Read More...
Iran extension prompts calls for more sanctions in U.S. Congress
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:47
Iran extension prompts calls for more sanctions in U.S. Congress By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Several U.S. Republican lawmakers insisted on Monday that the extension of nuclear talks with Iran be accompanied by increased sanctions, setting the stage for a battle with the Obama administration after their party takes full control of Congress next... Read More...
Top contenders to succeed Chuck Hagel as defense secretary
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:40
Top contenders to succeed Chuck Hagel as defense secretary President Barack Obama on Monday praised the service of outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel but gave no hint as to whether he has settled on a shortlist for a successor. Instead, the president announced that Hagel would stay on until a successor has won Senate confirmation. One of numerous... Read More...
How Chuck Hagel's Resignation Might Affect ISIS Fight
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:32
How Chuck Hagel's Resignation Might Affect ISIS Fight Chuck Hagelu2019s departure as Defense Secretary will probably have a minimal impact on the administrationu2019s three part strategy to fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria that is expected to take years. Hagel had raised questions about the strategyu2019s lack of focus on the Syrian regime of Bashar al Read More...
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to Step Down
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:23
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to Step Down Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down, senior administration officials confirmed today to ABC News.Flanked by Hagel and Vice President Biden, President Obama announced the Secretaryu2019s departure this morning from the White House's State Dining Room.u201cChuck Hagel has been no Read More...