United States Secretary of Defense

Afghan bombers strike during US official’s visit – Yahoo! News

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Militants staged two suicide attacks that killed at least 19 people on Saturday, the first full day of U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel‘s visit to Afghanistan. They were a fresh reminder of the challenges posed by insurgents to the U.S.-led NATO force as it hands over the country’s security to the Afghans.

“This attack was a message to him,” Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said of Hagel, in an email to reporters about the bombing outside the country’s Defense Ministry in Kabul.

via Afghan bombers strike during US official’s visit – Yahoo! News.

 

Chuck Hagel Ekes Out a Win – The Daily Beast

The three-month battle over Chuck Hagel’s nomination ended with a whimper on Tuesday. Seventy-one senators voted to end debate on the president’s pick for secretary for defense, paving the way for the former Republican senator to be confirmed on a largely party-line vote.

via Chuck Hagel Ekes Out a Win – The Daily Beast.

 

‘Black Presidents’: 6 United States Commanders In Chief Before Obama

Barack Obama is widely known as the United States’ first black president. But is he really the country’s first African-American commander-in-chief?

via ‘Black Presidents’: 6 United States Commanders In Chief Before Obama.

 

[104] US’ False Flags, Meteor Impact, Hagel Controversy, Anti-War Movement Dead?

Abby Martin Breaks the Set on Filibustering Chuck Hagel, Anti-War Movement, Near Earth Objects, and America’s False Flag Attacks

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EPISODE BREAKDOWN: On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin talks about the recent US Senate filibuster of Chuck Hagel’s nomination as Secretary of Defense, adding that John Brennan’s nomination should have been the one filibustered. Abby then talks to Director of Operations at Antiwar.com, Angela Keaton, about the no-state of the ‘Anti-war Movement’ in the US. BTS then interviews Geologist Dr. Ross Irwin, of the National Air & Space Museum about the recent meteor that crashed in Russia and the dangers posed by near earth objects. And, remember the Maine? On the 115th anniversary of the Maine explosion, Abby explores US False Flag Attacks as being at the heart of every major US war of aggression in history.

 

CNN Anchor Tricks Opponent Of Women In Combat To Endorse Racial Segregation | ThinkProgress

Conservatives are outraged over Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s decision to lift the ban on women in combat, which opens up more than 200,000 frontline positions to women. Opponents of the move have called it “humiliating” and dangerous to unit cohesion. On CNN’s Starting Point, host Soledad O’Brien caught one such critic off guard by anonymously quoting a similar argument made during integration of African Americans into the military.

via CNN Anchor Tricks Opponent Of Women In Combat To Endorse Racial Segregation | ThinkProgress.