Obama discusses the situation in Ukraine
(Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
March 06, 2014

Obama Condemns Russian ‘Intervention’ In Ukraine

Referring to Russia's actions in Crimea as an "intervention" and saying the U.S. will continue to "mobilize the international community to condemn this violation of international law," President Obama delivered some of his most extensive remarks to date about the crisis in Ukraine.


Russian President Vladimir Putin during his news conference Tuesday, March 4, 2014.
(Alexei Nikolsky/AP)
March 04, 2014

Putin Says Those Aren’t Russian Forces In Crimea

Russian soldiers have not occupied government buildings and surrounded Ukrainian military bases on the Crimean Peninsula, Russian President Vladimir Putin insisted Tuesday during a news conference near Moscow at which he gave an account of recent events that contradicts reports from the ground.


Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel briefs reporters at the Pentagon on Monday. Hagel and President Obama will need to fight through a wall of resistance to their proposed defense budget cuts, say former members of a defense base closing commission.
Carolyn Kaster/AP
February 27, 2014

Pentagon Cuts Promise Political Pain

Cutting defense spending in Washington is about as popular as proposing Social Security cuts. In other words, not very.


Chuck Hagel
(Evan Vucci/AP)
February 24, 2014

US Defense Secretary Proposes Big Military Cuts

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is proposing shrinking the Army, closing military bases and making other military-wide savings as part of a broad reshaping of priorities following more than a decade of war.


Hiroo Onoda
(Bullit Marquez/AP)
January 17, 2014

Japanese Soldier Who Fought On For 29 Years After WWII Dies

Hiroo Onoda, a Japanese intelligence officer who for 29 years after the end of World War II continued to hide, fight and kill in the jungles of the Philippines because he did not believe the war was over, has died.


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