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Op-Ed: US Secretary of Defense attempts to curb spending over protests

Washington - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is recommending a reduction in troop numbers and cuts to specific weapons programs in an attempt to rein in the bloated budget. Senators plan to fight the proposals while the national debt is constantly rising.

Chuck Hagel confirmed as US Defense Secretary 58-41

Washington - The US Senate has confirmed former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel to become the Secretary of Defense. Despite initial objections the Senate voted 58-41 to confirm President Obama's pick. While 41 votes came from Republicans, four voted in favor.

John Kerry to be announced as new Secretary of State

Washington - Although an official announcement is not expected for a few days, reports are surfacing that President Obama will nominate Senator John Kerry as the new Secretary of State.

Obama could choose new defense secretary sooner than expected

US President Barack Obama may name his new defense secretary in December, which is much sooner than originally expected. He may choose to announce his pick for secretary of state at the same time.

Hillary Clinton not attending 2012 Democratic Convention

Washington - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will not be attending the Democratic Convention in Charlotte this year citing expectations for the position she holds in government to remain above partisan politics.

Petraeus and Panetta to get new roles in Obama administration

Washington - A major shakeup in the Obama administration is set to occur this week, with CIA director Leon Panetta becoming defense secretary and Gen. David Petraeus, top commander in Afghanistan, taking over as director of the CIA.

Robert Gates advises against land war; future wars in air, sea

West Point - In his possible final address to the United States Military Academy, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates gave some blunt advice to his successor: never fight a land war in Africa or Asia, similar to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
 

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Many politicians such as Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel mention that sexual assault cases are a pr...
Many politicians such as Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel mention that sexual assault cases are a priority. Changes to disclosure policies and definitions of the law are rarely brought up though.
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