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Iraq conflict expected to be long

The Pentagon has warned Congress that the long, drawn-out military campaign against Islamic State militants is just beginning and could expand to include modest numbers of U.S. forces fighting alongside Iraqi troops.

Tags: Iraq , ISIL , Martin Dempsey , Barack Obama , Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green

Friday - 11/14/2014, 09:19am EST

Is Hagel's job secure?

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has postponed a trip overseas to Burma and Vietnam. Why did he do that? A defense department official said it was driven by new and significant demands being placed on the Secretary's schedule.

Tags: congressional hearing , Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 01:10pm EST

Tunisia's defense minister visits the US

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel met with the Tunisian Minister of Defense Ghazi Jeribi at the Pentagon on Monday. They discussed ways in which the U.S. and Tunisia could cooperate in fighting terrorism, given continuing instability in the region.

Tags: Tunisia , Al Qaeda , ISIL , Ghazi Jeribi , Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green

Tuesday - 11/04/2014, 09:01am EST

Hagel meets with Kodheli

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel met with Albania's Minister of Defense Mimi Kodheli Monday at the Pentagon. Hagel thanked Minister Kodheli for her leadership in Albania's generous support to the government of Iraq through resupply donations.

Tags: Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green , Mimi Kodheli , Albania , Iraq , ISIL

Friday - 10/31/2014, 11:44am EDT

Hagel readies DoD for climate change

The Department of Defense has released its 2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap, which focuses on ways to improve its resilience to the impacts of climate change.

Tags: DoD , Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green , climate change

Tuesday - 10/14/2014, 09:33am EDT

Review finds Military Health System has no systemic problems

A Pentagon review of the military's health facilities concluded the quality of DoD's medical system is generally in line with what's offered by private sector providers. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said "average" is not good enough.

Tags: Jared Serbu , management , pay and benefits , technology , health IT , DoD , MHS , Defense Health Agency , TRICARE ,

Thursday - 10/02/2014, 03:44am EDT

Military health system under review

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has given military medical officials 45 days to detail how they will improve care, patient safety and access to treatment at sub-par military health care facilities.

Tags: military healthcare , reviews , Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green

Thursday - 10/02/2014, 09:08am EDT

Top Senator calls for review of military equipment use by civilian police

Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois has asked Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to review a program that provides high-powered rifles and other surplus military equipment to civilian police departments across the country. The Senate's second ranking Democrat on Friday said he has long been concerned about their use of military equipment and military-style tactics by local police departments. He said the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer gives "new urgency" to a review of the Pentagon program.

Tags: Dick Durbin , Michael Brown , Ferguson , Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green

Monday - 09/08/2014, 06:42pm EDT

Hagel meets with Ukraine counterpart

Secretary Hagel met Thursday with Ukraine Minister of Defense Colonel General Valeriy Heletey to discuss the ongoing security situation in Ukraine. The two leaders spoke on the sidelines of the NATO Summit in Wales. Hagel praised the actions of the Ukrainian armed forces in their current engagements in Eastern Ukraine and pledged continued U.S. support for their efforts. Minister Heletey thanked Secretary Hagel for that support, which includes millions of dollars of non-lethal material and assistance.

Tags: Valeriy Heletey , Ukraine , NATO , Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green

Friday - 09/05/2014, 11:11am EDT

DoD says it must deal with its shrinking technology advantage

The U.S. and its allies have dominated the military technology landscape for decades, but the Defense Department now sees potential adversaries in its rearview mirror. The Pentagon is coming up with some coping strategies to maintain its technological advantage, including version 3 of Better Buying Power.

Tags: DoD , technology , research and development , acquisition , Frank Kendall , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 09/04/2014, 04:13am EDT
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