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Posts Tagged: hagel

June 21, 2013 8:35 am

Defense Secretary Hagel: Taliban Talks ‘Worth the Risk’

The Hill - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday defended the administration's decision to launch peace talks with the Taliban, saying the move...

February 22, 2013 1:23 am

Hagel Refused to Sign Schumer-Graham Letter Calling for Arab Allies of U.S. to Recognize Israel

Breitbart - Former Sen. Chuck Hagel declined to sign a letter circulated by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) in 2007 calling upon then-Secretary of State Condoleezza...

February 12, 2013 1:45 am

Senator Inhofe to ‘Postpone’ Hagel Vote

National Review - Senator Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, the ranking Republican on the Armed Services Committee, tells National Review Online that he will "postpone" the...

February 4, 2013 2:15 am

Chuck Hagel: Mediocre Boilerplate

For all the thunder about the "missing" J Street speech Chuck Hagel gave in 2009, watching it was almost a letdown. There is simply no "smoking-gun"...

January 29, 2013 1:05 am

Senator Vitter Raises Questions in Letter to Chuck Hagel

The Weekly Standard - The Weekly Standard previously noted Senator David Vitter's offense at Chuck Hagel's "suggestion that my support of Israel is somehow...

January 28, 2013 11:32 pm

Criticism Mounts Over Hagel’s Iran Views Amid Connections to Progressive Foundation

Secretary of Defense nominee Chuck Hagel is facing criticism from conservative groups over his connection to the progressive Ploughshares Foundation. The Ploughshares Foundation grants...

January 24, 2013 12:33 am

Christians United for Israel Will Lobby Every Single Senator Against Hagel

Breitbart - Christians United for Israel (CUFI), which describes itself as "the largest pro-Israel organization in the United States and one of the leading Christian...

January 22, 2013 1:55 am

American Jewish Leaders Meet With Chuck Hagel

JTA - Top Jewish organizational leaders met with Chuck Hagel, President Obama's defense secretary nominee, and Vice President Joe Biden. A four-sentence statement Monday issued...

January 16, 2013 2:00 am

Senator Jim Inhofe Announces Opposition to Hagel Appointment

Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) announced that he would not back Secretary of Defense nominee Chuck Hagel Tuesday, after the two met to discuss his positions...

January 16, 2013 12:57 am

The Hagel Nomination and Monty Python

The furor that has surrounded the nomination of former Sen. Chuck Hagel to be President Obama's Secretary of Defense has shed a searing light on...

January 14, 2013 12:43 am

Opinion: Why Iran Supports Chuck Hagel

President Obama's nomination of Chuck Hagel was meant to send a message, and it has: That President Obama is not serious about stopping ...

January 11, 2013 2:37 am

Where the Pressure Lies

The United States is about to get new secretaries of state and defense and a new director of Central Intelligence. It is devoutly to...


Children of Fallen Soldiers Celebrate Mass Bar Mitzvah -- Dozens of orphans of fallen Israeli soldiers, and the son of an American serviceman who died in Afghanistan, celebrated their...

At Sukkot, Israeli Farmers Enjoy the Fruits of Their Faith - Avichai Koch says farming is in his blood. He is the son of Holocaust survivors from Europe who immigrated...


Syria-Bound Russian Warships Passing Through English Channel Closely Monito...

Russian warships have been pictured off the coast of Britain, en route to a suspected bolstering of the bombing campaign on...


Israeli Security Services Thwart Major Palestinian Terror Plot - Israeli security officials revealed on Thursday that they had averted a major terrorist attack and arrested those who plotted to carry it out. According to a statement released by the Shin Bet,...

Middle East

Turkey Increases Offensive Against Kurds in Syria

Turkey escalated its offensive Thursday against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, pounding them with airstrikes and artillery, and complicating the battle against the Islamic State group by Ankara and Washington,...