Tag Archives: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel

GOP lawmakers urge administration to suspend Gitmo transfers over ISIS concerns

On Thursday, Republicans called for the Obama administration to suspend detainee transfers from Guantanamo Bay following a Fox News report that as many as 20 to 30 former prisoners are suspected by intelligence and Defense officials of having joined forces with the Islamic State and other militant groups inside Syria.

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Hagel: ISIS Threat ‘Beyond Anything We’ve Seen’

On Thursday, Secretary of Defense Chick Hagel said that the well-funded, heavily militarized Islamic State (ISIS) is “beyond anything we’ve seen.” Hagel called the group an “imminent threat” to “every interest we have.”

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Dick Cheney Blasts Obama for Cutting Defense to Fund Food Stamps

Well naturally, Obummer has to keep his voting base happy with all the free handouts. Former Vice President Dick Cheney has slammed President Barack Obama for cutting the defense budget to spend the savings on food stamps.

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Gulf nations wants US to strike Syria

I have a much better idea. If they want a war, then let those Arab nations get off their arses and do it themselves. Don’t try and sucker the US into doing their dirty work. Arab countries in the Persian Gulf asked Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to coordinate airstrikes against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad ahead of presidential elections in Syria scheduled for June 3, informed Middle Eastern security officials told WND.
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Hagel: Military should review transgender ban

This country is really down the drain. On Sunday Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the ban on transgenders in the military should be lifted. Hagel did not indicate whether he believes the policy should be overturned. However, he said “every qualified American who wants to serve our country should have an opportunity if they fit the qualifications and can do it.”

Pentagon wasting millions on ammunition

The Pentagon plans to destroy more than $1 billion worth of ammunition although some of those bullets and missiles could still be used by troops, according to the Pentagon and congressional sources. It’s impossible to know what portion of the arsenal slated for destruction — valued at $1.2 billion by the Pentagon — remains viable because the Defense Department’s inventory systems can’t share data effectively, according to a Government Accountability Office report obtained by USA TODAY.

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All 50 governors battle proposed National Guard cuts, ahead of budget release

Come on folks think, this is all part of Obummer’s plan, to disarm this country. The only ones he wants armed are those loyal to him. America’s governors disagree on a lot of issues. But they’re united on one front — stopping the Pentagon from proceeding with planned cuts to the Army National Guard.

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Obama aiming for unilateral disarmament

The Obama Administration is proposing the biggest cuts to the military in generations, citing an end to the war in Afghanistan and the impact of sequestration, but critics allege the president and Pentagon officials are engaging in a deliberate and dangerous hollowing out of the U.S. Armed Forces.

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Hagel blasts states on same-sex benefits policy

On Thursday Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel sharply criticized U.S. states that are defying the Pentagon by refusing to allow National Guard facilities to issue ID cards that enable same-sex spouses of military members to claim benefits.

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