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U.S. notifies Egypt of upcoming certification under 1979 Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty

U.S. notifies Egypt of upcoming certification under 1979 Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty

WASHINGTON, April 23 (UPI) -- Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel reached out to their Egyptian counterparts on Tuesday regarding congressional certification.
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Defense Secretary Hagel gets a horse from Mongolian hosts

Defense Secretary Hagel gets a horse from Mongolian hosts

ULAN BATOR , Mongolia, April 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel was presented with the gift of a horse as he met with leaders in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, during a 10-day Asian trip.
Ed Adamczyk
Secretary Hagel announces deployment of more anti-ballistic missile ships to Japan in response to North Korean provocations

Secretary Hagel announces deployment of more anti-ballistic missile ships to Japan in response to North Korean provocations

TOKYO, April 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced Sunday that he plans to deploy two additional Aegis-equipped ballistic missile defense ships to Japan by 2017.
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North Korea warns U.S. "may be in danger" for opposing ballistic missile tests

North Korea warns U.S. "may be in danger" for opposing ballistic missile tests

PYONGYANG, North Korea, April 4 (UPI) -- A North Korean newspaper warned Friday that the U.S. "may be in danger" if it continues to oppose North Korea's right to conduct ballistic missile tests.
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Secretary of Defense Hagel warns North Korea against provocative actions against South Korea

Secretary of Defense Hagel warns North Korea against provocative actions against South Korea

April 1 (UPI) -- On the eve of his 10-day trip to the Asia Pacific, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel warned North Korea to stop its provocations.
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Pentagon review finds Navy Yard shooting preventable

Pentagon review finds Navy Yard shooting preventable

March 18 (UPI) -- The Pentagon missed chances to prevent the shooting at the Navy Yard last September, an internal review of the incident found.
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U.S. congratulates Israel on Iranian missile seizure

U.S. congratulates Israel on Iranian missile seizure

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- The Pentagon said Iran should be held accountable for destabilizing the Middle East even while diplomatic efforts to resolve the nuclear dispute are under way.
Kerry: Ukraine's territorial integrity 'must be restored, respected'

Kerry: Ukraine's territorial integrity 'must be restored, respected'

PARIS, March 5 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Wednesday urged de-escalation of the crisis in Ukraine as diplomatic talks in Paris failed to resolve the situation.
Obama to unveil his budget blueprint for fiscal year 2015

Obama to unveil his budget blueprint for fiscal year 2015

WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama is expected to fill in the blanks about how he wants money spent in the 2015 budget since top-line numbers are in place, one lawmaker said.

Obama warns Moscow of 'costs' if Russia intervenes in Ukraine

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Friday cautioned Russia "there will be costs for any military intervention in Ukraine."
NATO to prepare for total pullout from Afghanistan by year's end

NATO to prepare for total pullout from Afghanistan by year's end

BRUSSELS, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Following the United States' lead, NATO ministers agreed Thursday to begin preparing for a complete withdrawal from Afghanistan at the end of 2014.

Americans remain divided on military spending

PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Americans are divided on military spending, with no broad consensus that the United States is spending too much or too little on its armed forces, Gallup said.

U.S. Army disqualifies 588 soldiers from 'positions of trust'

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army disqualified 588 soldiers, including sex assault counselors, from positions of trust for infractions that included sexual assault, officials said.

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Cheney blasts Pentagon plans to slash troop size

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney blasted the Pentagon's proposal to reduce the U.S. Army to pre-World War II levels.
Military to use ground troops more, Special Ops Chief says

Military to use ground troops more, Special Ops Chief says

Feb. 24, 2014The head of the Army Special Forces Command discussed the use of ground troops after recent military budget cuts during a panel discussion Monday.
Stephanie Haines -- Medill News Service
Defense budget would shrink U.S. Army, cut benefits

Defense budget would shrink U.S. Army, cut benefits

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The 2015 Pentagon budget will cut benefits for active-duty personnel and reduce the Army to pre-World War II levels, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said.
Pentagon to cut military to pre-WWII levels

Pentagon to cut military to pre-WWII levels

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced Monday his intention to shrink the total size of the U.S. Army to the smallest force since before World War II.
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President Obama's schedule for Tuesday, Feb. 18

President Obama's schedule for Tuesday, Feb. 18

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama hosts the cast of "The Monuments Men" at a White House screening Tuesday evening, the daily schedule indicates.

Jordan sees independent Palestine as global interest

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Setting up an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital is in the "international interest," Jordan's King Abdullah II said in Washington.
U.S. President Barack Obama's schedule for Tuesday, Feb. 11

U.S. President Barack Obama's schedule for Tuesday, Feb. 11

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with French President Francois Hollande Tuesday at the White House, the White House daily schedule indicates.

Despite U.S.-Iran detente moves, Emirates seeks more F-16s S

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Even as the United States strives to achieve d├ętente with Iran, a key U.S. ally in the Persian Gulf, is seeking to buy 30 Lockheed Martin F-16 Block 61 combat jets and upgrade the 79 Block 60 aircraft it already possessed.
Chuck Hagel: No 'one simple answer' to military ethics lapses

Chuck Hagel: No 'one simple answer' to military ethics lapses

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says there isn't "one simple answer" for military ethical lapses but is determined to find out the depth of the problem.

Pentagon intensifies review of nuclear force ethics

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel appointed two retired flag officers to review personnel problems in the nation's nuclear force, his spokesman said Wednesday.
Obama briefed on Olympic security

Obama briefed on Olympic security

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama was briefed Tuesday in the White House Situation Room about security at the Olympics and American cooperation with Russian authorities.
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