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U.S. moves to protect Guam amid 'clear danger' from North Korea

Missile Defense - LA Times

The Pentagon said Wednesday that it was sending a mobile missile defense system to Guam as a "precautionary move," as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said North Korea posed a "real and clear danger" to the U.S. military base on the western Pacific island, as well as to allies and other U.S. territory.


In first trip as defense secretary, Hagel lands in Afghanistan

The first Vietnam veteran to be U.S. defense secretary is spending his first overseas trip on the job thanking soldiers and Marines. At about 11 a.m. ET Friday, Hagel touched down in Kabul, Afghanistan.


Leon Panetta orders military ethics review in wake of David Petraeus sex scandal

Citing a string of ethical lapses by senior military officers, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has asked the Joint Chiefs of Staff to review ethics training and to brainstorm on ways to steer officers away from trouble.


Panetta: US lacked early info on Benghazi attack

The U.S. military did not quickly intervene during the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya last month because military leaders did not have adequate intelligence information and felt they should not put American forces at risk, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday.


Obama awards Gates the Medal of Freedom

President Obama pulled another military surprise today during Defense Secretary Robert Gates' farewell ceremony.


U.S. military moves in Asia not aimed at China: Gates

U.S. military efforts to strengthen its presence in Asia are not aimed at countering China, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Sunday, ahead of talks on deepening defense ties with regional ally Australia.


Gates: Let gays in military; Marine chief: don't

Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he hopes the outgoing Congress will approve legislation ending the military's ban on gays but was unsure of the prospects for success.


Gates: Courts should not set policy on gays

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday that abruptly ending the U.S. military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays as a federal judge has ordered would have enormous consequences.


Ex-Guantanamo detainee sues U.S. for damages

A Syrian man who was held at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has sued Defense Secretary Robert Gates and former military officers, seeking compensation for alleged torture and inhumane treatment during his nine years of detention.


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