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1 year 9 months ago

Senators: Hagel would face tough confirmation

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two senators say former Sen. Chuck Hagel would face a difficult confirmation if nominated by President Barack Obama to be defense secretary. Sen. Joe Lieberman, a Connecticut independent who's retiring and wouldn't have a vote, cites Hagel's positions on Iran. Lieberman tells CNN's "State of the Union"...

3 years 3 weeks ago

Defense Secretary to visit Ground Zero

WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is getting an early start on Sept. 11 commemorations by traveling to ground zero of the terrorist attacks on New York and to Shanksville, Pa., where hijacked United Flight 93 crashed in an open field, killing all 40 passengers and crew members. ...

4 years 1 month ago

Defense Secretary to retire next year

Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he plans to leave his job next year. A Republican and holdover from the Bush administration, Gates had agreed to stay on at the request of President Barack Obama. The move was intended to maintain stability at a time of two wars, although Gates...

4 years 7 months ago

Gates pitches $768.2B defense budget to Congress

Defense Secretary Robert Gates is urging Congress to approve the Obama administration's $768.2 billion Pentagon budget request, saying America needs "a broad portfolio of military capabilities." Gates joined Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in outlining fiscal 2011 budget proposals to the Senate Armed Services Committee....

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