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Video: President Obama on Resignation of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel

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Monday, November 24, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Here is the video of President Obama’s remarks, followed by a few statements from Sec. of Defense Chuck Hagel. The proceedings start at about 32:30.

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is Stepping Down “Under Pressure”

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Monday, November 24, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Helene Cooper of the New York Times has the scoop today. There is still speculation as to why Hagel is being forced out — stay tuned for more news. Here are some key passages from the article: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down under pressure, the first cabinet-level casualty of the collapse of President Obama’s Democratic majority . . .
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Senator Graham’s Threat to Block Hagel/Brennan Nominations

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Monday, February 11, 2013 at 9:37 AM

Senator Lindsey Graham threatened yesterday to block confirmation of Chuck Hagel and John Brennan unless President Obama provides more information about his knowledge of the Benghazi attacks. I have great respect for Senator Graham, a staunch conservative and strong military supporter who has tried to build bipartisan bridges on many national security and international issues. But blocking the . . .
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Senate NDAA Amendments Update

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 9:41 PM

As readers know, last Thursday the Senate approved Senator Feinstein’s amendment to the NDAA, regarding the domestic detention of citizens and lawful permanent residents. That wasn’t all.  Now, after further debating and voting, the Senate’s updated bill also conditions the availability of certain funds for the Executive Office of the President on prior congressional notification regarding . . .
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Jeh Johnson Speech at the Oxford Union

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Friday, November 30, 2012 at 12:01 PM

At this hour, Pentagon General Counsel Jeh Johnson is giving the following speech at the Oxford Union in England: “The Conflict Against Al Qaeda and its Affiliates: How Will It End?” Jeh Charles Johnson General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Defense at the Oxford Union, Oxford University[1] November 30, 2012 Thank you for inviting . . .
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Pentagon Directive on “Autonomy in Weapon Systems”

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 10:52 AM

Speaking of autonomous weapons systems, which Matt and Ken and Human Rights Watch all were, the Department of Defense has issued a directive entitled “Autonomy in Weapon Systems.” It declares: It is DoD policy that: a. Autonomous and semi-autonomous weapon systems shall be designed to allow commanders and operators to exercise appropriate levels of human . . .
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