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Another broken law

...all, one of his campaign promises.That's why lawmakers passed legislation in 2013 explicitly requiring the secretary of defense to notify Congress "not later than 30 days before the transfer or release" of any individual from the terrorist-detention...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-08-28/another-broken-law
Barrow, Wilson condemn swap of detainees for soldier

...on Military Personnel, also issued a statement after the House Armed Services Committee received testimony from Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Department of Defense general counsel Stephen Preston."The United States must never negotiate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-11/barrow-wilson-condemn-swap-d
Tim Howard's impressive performance in US loss didn't go unnoticed by fans

...in 2002.Someone had fun with Howard's heroics on Wikipedia, briefly listing the star goalie as incumbent "Secretary of Defense of the United States of America." Later, the real defense secretary, Chuck Hagel, called Howard with congratulations...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-07-02/tim-howards-impressi
Bureaucrat Bingo: Cline Cabinet vs. Obama & Co.

...fiscally conservative Keyser Söze who is presentable at state dinners and can spot for me at the gym.My choice for Secretary of Defense: Chuck Norris, actor, martial artist, Air Force veteran and all-purpose liberal repellent. Department of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/damon-cline/2014-06-15/bureaucrat
Despite recent scandals, military culture and leadership is positive

...fired ? not because they cheated, but because they failed to lead their subordinates to reject cheating.The secretary of defense and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff instituted a top-down review of military leadership and culture...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-03-23/despite-recent-s
Augusta whistle-blower still seeking resolution with VA

...to allow the VA Secretary to fire or demote senior executives based on performance, is similar to the power the Secretary of Defense has to remove military officers from command."Remember the 2007 Walter Reed Army Medical Center neglect scandal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-08/augusta-whistle-blower-still-
Don't shrink our military

...the VA is in such sad shape! The VA is run and controlled by a herd of dunderheads.My real concern is that the secretary of defense wants to downsize our military to pre-World-War-II strength. That really worked well for Franklin D. Roosevelt...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-03-02/dont-shrink-our-military
Russian city mourns as torch nears stop on journey to Sochi

...around, the Kremlin is frustrated that U.S. President Barack Obama will not go to Sochi.On Saturday, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel called Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu to offer his condolences for the Volgograd attacks and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-01-04/russian-city-mourns-torc
SC transportation chief resigns after DUI arrest

...Lexington resident retired in 2003 after 34 years in the Army. From 2001 to 2003, he was the deputy assistant secretary of defense for reserve affairs. His previous posts include commanding general of the 24th Infantry Division at Fort Riley...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-01-31/sc-transportation-chief-
The Unknown Known

Now Playing Synopsis: In The Unknown Known, award-winning documentarian Errol Morris turns his camera on the career of Donald Rumsfeld, who served in numerous executive positions throughout his career in Washington, D.C., but most famously as Secretary of Defense in the first decade of the 21st century. During his tenure at that job, he helped orchestrate the Iraq War, and became a controversial figure for many of the things that transpired under his watch. Morris uses his typical stylized approach -- including first-hand interviews with Rumsfeld himself -- and a wealth of archival footage to delineate how his subject's public statements and private actions did not always reconcile. The Unknown Known screened at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi Cast: Donald Rumsfeld Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review