WASHINGTON, June 5, 2014 – President Barack Obama has nominated Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., who has commanded U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan since February 2013, to be the 36th commandant of the Marine Corps, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced today. If confirmed by the Senate, Dunford will succeed Gen. James […]
WASHINGTON, May 30, 2014 – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met today with top Singaporean leaders to discuss recent events in the Asia-Pacific region and the defense relationship between the United States and Singapore. Hagel is in Singapore to attend the annual Asia security conference known as the Shangri-La Dialogue. The secretary thanked Prime Minister […]
WASHINGTON â€“ President Barack Obama wrote to Congress Sunday that heâ€™s considering taking additional steps to protect U.S. citizens, personnel, and property in South Sudan.
WASHINGTON â€“ President Barack Obama paid tribute to Americaâ€™s veterans this weekend during his weekly address, promising to ensure the United States demonstrates its appreciation through career and educational opportunities.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2013 â€“ President Barack Obama yesterday announced that Deborah Lee James is his choice to become the next Secretary of the Air Force.
WASHINGTON â€“ Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel hosted German Defense Minister Thomas de MaiziÃ¨re Tuesday at the Pentagon and commended Germany's leadership in Europe and among the NATO allies, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2013 â€“ President Barack Obama today accepted a request by Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen to retire from the military to address health issues within his family.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2012 â€“ More than 33,500 National Guard personnel and nearly 100 aircraft are available to the governors of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana, as Tropical Storm Isaac threatens states along the Gulf of Mexico, Defense Department officials said today.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2012 â€“ Three Marines received nonjudicial punishment today for their roles in the desecration of enemy corpses in Afghanistan, the Marine Corps Combat Development Command announced.