Sharp division within US administration over Syria policy

The Pentagon’s top leaders said Thursday that they favored supplying weapons to rebels locked in a grinding civil war with the Syrian government, a position that put them directly at odds with the White House. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Obama to nominate Hagel as Pentagon chief, report

President Barack Obama will nominate Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary, a senior administration official said Sunday, choosing a former Senate colleague and a decorated Vietnam veteran and signaling he’s ready for a contentious confirmation fight likely dominated by questions about Hagel’s stands on Israel and Iran.

U.S. military is leaving millions of dollars of gear behind in Iraq

The U.S. military is leaving millions of dollars of gear behind in Iraq as some in the Pentagon are urging it be used in Afghanistan, Pentagon memos indicate. Pentagon officials are arguing over whether a decision donate American war equipment to the Iraqi government rather than transport it to Afghanistan is hurting U.S. efforts in […]

U.S. military is leaving millions of dollars of gear behind in Iraq

The U.S. military is leaving millions of dollars of gear behind in Iraq as some in the Pentagon are urging it be used in Afghanistan, Pentagon memos indicate. Pentagon officials are arguing over whether a decision donate American war equipment to the Iraqi government rather than transport it to Afghanistan is hurting U.S. efforts in […]