China’s military has allowed the public release of the first photographs of a warplane variant deployed on the Liaoning — the aircraft carrier that saw its first visit by U.S. officials this week.
Do you know what your defense secretary is up to these days? Besides calling for a significant reduction in U.S. military strength, republishing his 2008 memoir, and having his calls ignored by the Ukrainian government?
Defense secretary and former almost presidential candidate Chuck Hagel has published an updated version of “America: Our Next Chapter: Tough Questions, Straight Answers,” the memoir you probably didn’t even know he wrote back in 2008.
Hagel’s attempt to cash in on his newfound celeb status features a new four-page introduction that is stacked with pearls of wisdom such as: “Long-term challenges that require long-term resolutions for America and the world will only come through understanding and respect for one another’s points of view and consensus.”
What this new version does not contain, however, is any mention of his son Charles Ziller “Zilla Thrilla” Hagel’s arrest for marijuana possession in May 2012, months before President Obama nominated Hagel for secretary of defense. The charges were ultimately dismissed last year.
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel sidestepped questions on Thursday about numerous Pentagon contractors who are currently seeking to begin business with Iran.
The Israeli government is asking Congress to significantly increase the amount of funding it receives for joint missile defense programs under President Obama’s fiscal year 2015 budget, contradicting administration claims that it has fully satisfied the Jewish state’s defense needs.
U.S. intelligence agencies recently confirmed China’s development of a new intermediate-range nuclear missile (IRBM) called the Dongfeng-26C (DF-26C), U.S. officials said.