Conservatives remain concerned about the military’s rules regarding soldiers sharing their faith despite efforts by the Pentagon to quell the controversy.
One of the Obama administration’s most senior former Middle East officials says in a report released Monday that the United States needs to develop a plan to contain Iran should it develop a nuclear weapon.
The United States remains fully committed to helping Syrian rebels topple the embattled regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said Thursday evening.
Iran’s terrorist-backing government is expanding the use of proxies around the world to carry out its military policies, according to a Pentagon report.
The United States now believes the Assad regime has used small amounts of chemical weapons in Syria, administration officials said Thursday.
JERUSALEM — Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, currently touring the Middle East for the first time in his new role, was confronted with Israeli evidence that Syria may have deployed chemical weapons against rebel troops.
Rep. Doug Lamborn (R., Colo.) revealed that the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) recently determined North Korea has the ability to put a nuclear warhead on a ballistic missile, although with limited reliability, during Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s testimony before the House Armed Services Committee on Thursday.
U.S. and allied intelligence agencies have identified the launch zone on North Korea’s east coast where Pyongyang’s military is set to fire a salvo of missiles that risk being shot down by U.S. missile defenses in the region.
Former CIA director General Michael Hayden said a “well organized” preemptive U.S. strike on Iran could be the “least worst” option in preventing Tehran from successfully obtaining a nuclear weapon.