Sunday, November 9, 2014
Rumors that Secretary of Defense Hagel is on the way out to be replaced by Michelle Flournoy are not true (according to the DoD). Read more in "Pentagon Denies Rumors Hagel On His Way Out", DoD Buzz, November 8, 2014.
Sunday, December 29, 2013
The United States is withdrawing from Afghanistan and defense planners are focusing their attention on Syria, Libya, Iran, China, North Korea, pay cuts, military medical cost increases, and the defense budget. The troops in Afghanistan worry that they will be forgotten by the Department of Defense. However, both Secretary of Defense Hagel and Army General Dempsey say that the troops currently serving in Afghanistan will not be forgotten. See a recent news release on this topic - "Hagel, Dempsey Continue Focus on Afghanistan", American Forces Press Service, December 19, 2013.