Military personnel http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23485/all en UPDATE 4-Obama picks Hagel for defense, Brennan for CIA http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/update-4-obama-picks-hagel-defense-brennan-cia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Faces Senate battle on two fronts</p> <p>* Hagel faces questions on Israel, gays</p> <p>* Brennan's previous CIA tenure under scrutiny</p> <p>* Moves fill out reshuffled national security team</p> <p>By Steve Holland and Roberta Rampton</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/update-4-obama-picks-hagel-defense-brennan-cia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Barack Obama Business Candidate Position Central Intelligence Agency Chuck Hagel Chuck Hagel David Petraeus Diplomatic Relations Director of Central Intelligence Employment Relation Entertainment Environment Health International Republican Institute Leon Panetta Military personnel Person Attributes Person Career Person Location Person Party Politics Presidency of Barack Obama Presidents of the United Nations Security Council Quotation United States Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:08:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731325 at http://www.globalpost.com INTERVIEW-UPDATE 1-Retired U.S. general cautions against overuse of 'hated' drones http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/interview-update-1-retired-us-general-cautions-against-overuse- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* McChrystal says unmanned aircraft help liberate U.S.<br /> special forces</p> <p>* But drones fuel global perception of American arrogance,<br /> he says</p> <p>* Afghan debate fueled White House, Pentagon mistrust - book</p> <p> (Updates throughout with McChrystal interview)</p> <p>By David Alexander</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/interview-update-1-retired-us-general-cautions-against-overuse-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business David D. 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McChrystal Stanley McChrystal Taliban United States War War in Afghanistan Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:55:10 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731508 at http://www.globalpost.com Republicans add 'temperament' to questions about Hagel at Pentagon http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/republicans-add-temperament-questions-about-hagel-at-pentagon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Obama nominated Vietnam War veteran Hagel as defense chief</p> <p>* Conservatives have faulted Hagel on Israel, Iran</p> <p>* Senate confirmation hearings expected in coming weeks</p> <p>By Paul Eckert</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Opponents of President Barack Obama's choice of Chuck Hagel to become the next U.S. defense secretary stepped up criticism of the Republican former senator on Sunday, with one lawmaker questioning whether Hagel has the right temperament for the job.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/republicans-add-temperament-questions-about-hagel-at-pentagon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chuck Hagel Chuck Hagel Military personnel United States Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 19:15:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733890 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Senate sets Jan 31 hearing for Hagel as Pentagon chief http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/update-1-senate-sets-jan-31-hearing-hagel-pentagon-chief <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Chuck Hagel, President Barack Obama's nominee to become the next U.S. defense secretary, will face his Senate confirmation hearing on Jan. 31, a Senate panel said on Wednesday.</p> <p>The Senate Armed Services Committee announcement came a day after Hagel's nomination won critical support from two leading pro-Israel Senate Democrats, who said he had eased their concerns over his positions on Israel, Iran and other issues.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/update-1-senate-sets-jan-31-hearing-hagel-pentagon-chief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chuck Hagel Chuck Hagel International Republican Institute Military personnel Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:23:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735128 at http://www.globalpost.com Top US commander in Afghanistan cleared in Pentagon inquiry http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/blank-headline-received-13 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 22 (Reuters) - The top commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan has been cleared by a Pentagon inquiry into potentially inappropriate email communications with a Florida socialite, likely resurrecting his nomination to the military's top job in Europe.</p> <p>Marine General John Allen was placed under investigation in November over email exchanges with one of the women at the center of the scandal that forced David Petraeus to resign as CIA director.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/blank-headline-received-13" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Central Intelligence Agency Military personnel United States Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 23:00:44 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738057 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Top US commander in Afghanistan cleared in Pentagon inquiry http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/update-1-top-us-commander-afghanistan-cleared-pentagon-inquiry <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Allen had been under investigation since November</p> <p>* No decision yet on Allen's nomination for top Europe post</p> <p>* Allen preparing options on future US force in Afghanistan (Adds details, comments, background)</p> <p>By Phil Stewart</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 22 (Reuters) - General John Allen, the commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, was cleared by Pentagon investigators of allegations of professional misconduct over email exchanges with a Florida socialite, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/update-1-top-us-commander-afghanistan-cleared-pentagon-inquiry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Military Military personnel Politics Technology United States War Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 00:00:47 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738080 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Obama proceeds with Allen nomination as NATO commander in Europe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-obama-proceeds-allen-nomination-nato-commander-europe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Pentagon cleared Allen in probe following Petraeus scandal</p> <p>* Allen preparing options on future US force in Afghanistan</p> <p>* White House must resubmit nomination, timing unclear (Adds background, detail)</p> <p>By Steve Holland</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-obama-proceeds-allen-nomination-nato-commander-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health John Allen Military Military personnel Politics Technology United States War Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 22:16:01 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738579 at http://www.globalpost.com Smooth sailing seen ahead for Kerry as U.S. State Dept pick http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/smooth-sailing-seen-ahead-kerry-us-state-dept-pick <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Senate aides do not foresee late objections to Obama pick</p> <p>* Syria, Iran among concerns for senators</p> <p>* If confirmed he will divest about 100 investments</p> <p>By Patricia Zengerle</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (Reuters) - At least one of President Barack Obama's national security picks is likely to win approval easily from the U.S. Senate: his nominee for Secretary of State, John Kerry, whose confirmation hearing will be conducted by a committee he has led for four years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/smooth-sailing-seen-ahead-kerry-us-state-dept-pick" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dudley–Winthrop family John Kerry Military personnel United States War Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 06:15:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738682 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 4-State Dept. pick Kerry draws praise, outlines policy at hearing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/update-1-smooth-sailing-seen-ahead-kerry-us-state-dept-pick <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Senators predict his easy confirmation</p> <p>* Committee, full Senate votes due early next week</p> <p>* Kerry says will keep pressure on Iran</p> <p>* Signals renewed push for Israel-Palestinian talks (Reid sets confirmation vote for Tuesday)</p> <p>By Patricia Zengerle</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/update-1-smooth-sailing-seen-ahead-kerry-us-state-dept-pick" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Dudley–Winthrop family Entertainment Forbes family John Kerry John Kerry Military personnel Politics United States War Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 16:37:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738856 at http://www.globalpost.com EXCLUSIVE-NRA senior lobbyist says attack ad was 'ill-advised' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/exclusive-senior-us-gun-rights-lobbyist-says-ad-was-ill-advised <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Baker says ad should not have referred to Obama children</p> <p>* Says NRA sought to make case for increased school security</p> <p>By Susan Cornwell</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 25 (Reuters) - One of the National Rifle Association's senior lobbyists said an ad by the nation's leading gun-rights group after a school shooting in Connecticut that refers to President Barack Obama's children was "ill-advised."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/exclusive-senior-us-gun-rights-lobbyist-says-ad-was-ill-advised" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Military personnel National Rifle Association Politics Politics of the United States Social Issues Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 18:30:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739547 at http://www.globalpost.com Comprehensive U.S. immigration plan coming this week -McCain http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/comprehensive-us-immigration-plan-coming-week-mccain <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* McCain says plan similar to 2007's</p> <p>* Republicans see political angle in immigration reform</p> <p>* Obama to start immigration reform push this week</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Leading Democratic and Republican senators said on Sunday there were encouraging signs in the push to overhaul U.S. immigration laws - a top priority for President Obama's second term - and they would introduce their plan this week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/comprehensive-us-immigration-plan-coming-week-mccain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business International Republican Institute Labor Law Military personnel United States Thomson Reuters Sun, 27 Jan 2013 18:16:01 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740194 at http://www.globalpost.com CORRECTED-Obama to tread carefully in immigration debate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/rpt-obama-tread-carefully-immigration-debate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Corrects time of speech in paragraph 7 to 11:55 a.m. PST (1955 GMT) from 11:15 a.m. PST (1915 GMT)</p> <p>By Matt Spetalnick</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will wade cautiously into the debate over U.S. immigration reform on Tuesday, seeking to build momentum for a new bipartisan plan to offer a pathway to citizenship for the country's 11 million illegal immigrants.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/rpt-obama-tread-carefully-immigration-debate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business Entertainment Environment Health Labor Military personnel Politics Politics of the United States Presidency of Barack Obama Social Issues Technology United States Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 07:30:37 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740874 at http://www.globalpost.com US military ready to use 'full force' if necessary: Hagel http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/us-military-ready-use-full-force-if-necessary-hagel <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>President Barack Obama's pick to lead the Pentagon, Chuck Hagel, told senators Thursday he would not hesitate to use "the full force of the United States military" to defend America's security.</p> <p>Seeking to counter accusations from some lawmakers that he is ready to appease US adversaries, Hagel said at his confirmation hearing that he wanted to keep America's armed forces the strongest in the world and was prepared to back military action when necessary.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/us-military-ready-use-full-force-if-necessary-hagel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Chuck Hagel Chuck Hagel Entertainment Environment Health International Republican Institute Military personnel Politics Social Issues AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 15:30:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5741783 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 5-Republicans assail Pentagon nominee Hagel at confirmation hearing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/update-1-us-senate-panel-grills-obamas-choice-defense-chief <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Iran, Iraq, defense budget cuts top concerns of panel</p> <p>* McCain presses Hagel on past opposition to troop surges</p> <p>* "Tough day for Chuck Hagel"</p> <p>* Support from Democrats (Adds analysts' comments, details)</p> <p>By Phil Stewart and Patricia Zengerle</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/update-1-us-senate-panel-grills-obamas-choice-defense-chief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Chuck Hagel Chuck Hagel Entertainment Environment Health International Republican Institute Military personnel Politics Politics of the United States United States Thomson Reuters Thu, 31 Jan 2013 15:45:11 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741815 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama's Pentagon pick grilled by Republican critics http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/obamas-pentagon-pick-grilled-republican-critics <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Vietnam war veteran picked to lead the Pentagon, Chuck Hagel, faced a rough reception at his confirmation hearing Thursday as Republican critics reopened the bitter debate over the Iraq war and painted him as naive on national security.</p> <p>In a dramatic exchange, a fellow veteran of Vietnam, Senator John McCain, blasted Hagel for his opposition to the troop surge in Iraq in 2007 and demanded he declare if he was "right or wrong" for his stance.</p> <p>But Hagel, a Republican, calmly refused and tried to explain his thinking at the time, even as McCain repeatedly interrupted him. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/obamas-pentagon-pick-grilled-republican-critics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Chuck Hagel Entertainment Environment Health International Republican Institute Military personnel Politics Social Issues United States AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 18:00:33 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742005 at http://www.globalpost.com