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John Boehner Forges Ahead on the House Benghazi Probe

How did the speaker respond to a GOP-led report that supported the Obama administration? He reappointed his own select inquiry into the 2012 terrorist attacks.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel addresses the press after speaking to troops at Fort Campbell, Ky., on November 17, 2014.

A Look Back at Chuck Hagel’s Tenure as Defense Secretary

In the 21 months that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was on the job, he faced everything from the budget crisis in Washington to the rise of ISIS. By Kedar Pavgi

When Will Hillary Clinton Stake Out Her Policy Positions?

Whenever she wants to—for better or for worse.

Bug Accidentally Shut Down Military Open Source Software Portal

Problems with a backup system are preventing Pentagon from recovering

Smoke billows behind an Islamic State group sign during clashes between militants from the Islamic State group and Iraqi security forces in Iraq.

FBI Accuses Two Young Minnesotans of Planning to Join Extremists in Syria

A 20-year-old Somali American is believed to have made it to Syria; his 18-year-old friend was stopped before he could leave the U.S.

VA Fires Another Senior Exec

Director of the Phoenix VA health care system had been on paid administrative leave since May, pending an investigation.

The History of Cabinet Shakeups, Charted

As the size of the United States Cabinet has ballooned from 11 departments in 1947 to 15 today, there has been significant turnover.

Michele Flournoy, one of the top contenders, visits with troops in Southern Iraq in 2011.

Who Will Replace Chuck Hagel?

President Obama will be naming his fourth secretary of defense in six years. Will he choose the first woman to run the Pentagon?

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel passes through the River Entrance doors of the Pentagon before a meeting with Qatar's Maj. Gen. Hamad bin Ali Al Attiyah, on November 21, 2014.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Is Resigning

The defense secretary is leaving the top post at the Pentagon after less than two years in office. By Stephanie Gaskell

"We are down to essentially one item in the redaction. It happens to be a very sensitive and important item," Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said. "It is going to get done, so don't worry about that."

Time Is Running Out on the CIA Torture Report

The Senate still thinks it can wrap up negotiations with the White House before the year ends. But the clock is ticking.