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  1. Commentary: Offset 3.0: Why It's Not Enough

    US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel recently announced the launch of a Defense Department-wide effort to pursue innovation. Despite his departure, the formidable Defense Department bureaucracy has now been aligned in pursuit of the so-called

    • Dec. 8, 2014
  2. Commentary: Sequestration: Bad Business Practice

    Sequestration was seldom spoken this fall, but averting the harmful across-the-board cuts must once again become a topic of conversation within the halls of Congress.

    • Dec. 8, 2014
  3. Editorial: Ash Carter's Priorities as SECDEF

    Ash Carter is going to have to hit the ground running when he succeeds Chuck Hagel as America's 25th defense secretary.

    • Dec. 8, 2014
  4. Commentary: 21st Century Arms Control

    Tom Collina and Kingston Reif, who published an op-ed in the Nov. 3 issue about nuclear weapons, are responsible arms control advocates. We need from them less about the Cold War and more on 21st century arms control.

    • Dec. 2, 2014
  5. Commentary: Give Guard a Nuclear Option

    The US National Guard has always played a varying role in homeland defense. In the 1950s and 1960s, the air sovereignty mission often had the Air Guard in particular doing the heavy lifting in intercepting airspace violations.

    • Dec. 2, 2014
  6. Editorial: Make the Right Choice for SECDEF

    Conventional wisdom holds that when you decide to announce the departure of a Cabinet secretary, be sure to have a successor in hand. Instead, the White House announced Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's resignation without naming a replacement.

    • Dec. 2, 2014
  7. US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announces his resignation while President Barack Obama looks on in the State Dining Room of the White House. Saul Loeb / AFP

    Column: Is Congress the Answer to Hagel Replacement?

    Cabinet secretaries come and go. But you wouldn't think it watching the Obama White House.

    • Nov. 28, 2014
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