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Recent Summary.     Click for More > Pentagon chief anger at 'urination' video Petraeus to be next head of CIA McChrystal cleared of misconduct US defence chief in Afghan visit. Kabul Gates: N. Korea may pose 'direct threat'. Beijing   Obama fires US Afghan commander   Gen Stanley McChrystal, has been dismissed by President Obama after critical comments about senior US officials in a magazine Obama 'angry' over McChrystal claims McChrystal: Next 18 months 'critical'. U.S. Senate U.S. defense secretary arrives. Afghanistan Ex-Pentagon chief McNamara dies US sacks top Afghanistan general Gates arrives to oversee command change. Baghdad Bush to adopt Petraeus advice on troops   Bush replaces Rumsfeld by Gates   President former CIA chief introduced Robert Gates as his nominee to replace Donald Rumsfeld as secretary of defense Bush Keeps Rumsfeld, Names Kerik Rumsfeld apologizes   Rumsfeld to lead Pentagon  Bush picks Ford veteran, former Defense Secretary as new Defense Chief
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2017-02-20 Trump names Lt Gen HR McMaster as national security adviser Washington
3. 2016-12-07 Border hawk ex-general to run US security Washington
E. 2016-05-12 US naval commander demoted after Iran's capture of sailors Washington
F. 2015-07-09 Russia is top threat to national security, US general says U.S. Senate
6. 2014-11-24 US defence secretary to step down http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-30186721, Washington
H. 2014-06-11 Chuck Hagel defends Bowe Bergdahl swap U.S. Senate
8. 2014-01-07 Ex-Pentagon chief criticises Obama Washington
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  North Korea threat: Mattis warns of 'massive military response' Map of Pentagon USA  Pentagon chief James Mattis says any threat to the US or its allies by North Korea will be met with a 'massive military response'   Trump names Lt Gen HR McMaster as national security adviser


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  He will replace Lt Gen Michael Flynn who was fired after just three weeks and three days in the job. A lieutenant general served in Iraq and Afghanistan


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Dec.7   Border hawk ex-general to run US security  Retired Marine General John Kelly has been reportedly asked to lead the Department of Homeland Security May.12 US naval commander demoted after Iran's capture of sailors


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Jul.9 Russia is top threat to national security, US general says
. U.S. Senate

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Nov.24 US defence secretary to step down
Jun.11 Chuck Hagel defends Bowe Bergdahl swap. U.S. Senate Jan.7 Ex-Pentagon chief criticises Obama

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Oct.11 US 'to sack' nuclear missile chief
Sep.30 US generals retire over Taliban raid Jul.22 US general outlines Syria options Jun.28 Iran leak probe 'targets US general' Feb.26 Hagel confirmed as defence secretary  U.S. Senate: The Senate has confirmed former Senator Chuck Hagel as the new Pentagon chief, after 4 Republicans joined Democrats to approve his nomination Feb.14 Republicans halt Hagel Pentagon vote. U.S. Senate Feb.12 Senate committee approves Hagel bid. U.S. Senate Jan.31 Pentagon nominee in testy hearing. U.S. Senate Jan.22  Top US general cleared over emails Jan.7   Obama's Pentagon pick stokes row
  US President Barack Obama is to pick Chuck Hagel, a maverick former Republican senator as defence secretary later

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Nov.13  Obama backs Allen amid email probe Nov.9   CIA's Petraeus quits over affair
  CIA director David Petraeus has resigned from his post, admitting he had an extra-marital affair that was conducted with his biographer
 Petraeus described his behaviour as 'unacceptable' for the leader of the main intelligence agency. He conducted the affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell
Jan.12 Pentagon chief anger at 'urination' video   US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta says a video which appears to show US Marines urinating on the corpses of Afghans is 'utterly deplorable'

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May.30  Obama names new US military boss Apr.27   Petraeus to be next head of CIA  The US head of international forces in Afghanistan, will be nominated as CIA director when its chief moves to head the Pentagon Apr.18 McChrystal cleared of misconduct   The Pentagon has cleared of wrongdoing a general sacked after a magazine reported he had spoken disrespectfully about top US officials Mar.7   US defence chief in Afghan visit  Kabul: US Defence Secretary Robert Gates is in the Afghan capital to discuss the future of US involvement there Jan.11   Gates: N. Korea may pose 'direct threat'  Beijing: Secretary of Defense Robert Gates during a visit to China said that North Korea is becoming a direct threat to the United States

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Aug.24 General warns on Afghan deadline Jun.29 Petraeus: Afghan fighting may worsen. U.S. Senate Jun.23   Obama fires US Afghan commander
  Gen Stanley McChrystal, has been dismissed by President Obama after critical comments about senior US officials in a magazine.    He will be replaced by Gen David Petra...
Jun.22   Obama 'angry' over McChrystal claims
  US President was angered by a magazine profile in which the top military commander in Afghanistan criticised senior administration officials

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Dec.8 McChrystal: Next 18 months 'critical'
  U.S. Senate: Top U.S. commander: Finding Osama bin Laden and rolling back Taliban are necessary steps toward winning the war in Afghanistan Dec.7   U.S. defense secretary arrives   Afghanistan: Robert Gates arrived in Afghanistan, a week after President Obama announced he was sending 30,000 additional troops to the Asian nation Dec.5 Gates: No Bin Laden information in years Jul.6 Ex-Pentagon chief McNamara dies  Robert McNamara was key architect of war in Vietnam and became lightning rod for his management of that war May.11 US sacks top Afghanistan general   The US defence secretary has asked Gen David McKiernan to step down, saying the battle against the Taleban needs 'new thinking'

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Sep.15   Gates arrives to oversee command change  Baghdad: Secretary of Defense Robert Gates flew to oversee a change of command of American forces. Gen. Ray Odierno will take over command May.20 Gates: U.S. 'stuck' in Guantanamo
. U.S. Senate

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Dec.5 Gates: Stable Iraq 'within reach'
. Baghdad Sep.15 General admits Iraq war mistakes Sep.11   Bush to adopt Petraeus advice on troops  Bush will endorse the recommendations of his top general and top diplomat in Iraq, following their appearance at hearings in Congress Apr.19 Gates in Iraq in wake of carnage. Baghdad

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Dec.23 Gates returns to brief Bush on Iraq
Nov.15 U.S. general: Stay the course in Iraq Nov.8   Bush replaces Rumsfeld by Gates
  President former CIA chief introduced Robert Gates as his nominee to replace Donald Rumsfeld as secretary of defense
 Gates was a member of the Iraq Study Group, a panel that is making recommendations on how to proceed in Iraq. Robert Gates, 63, headed the CIA from 1991 until 1993
May.9 Rumsfeld: Iran intelligence needed care

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May.5 Demotion for Abu Ghraib commander
Apr.22 U.S. Army clears top brass in Abu Ghraib

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Dec.3   Bush Keeps Rumsfeld, Names Kerik  President asked Defense Secretary to keep adapting the U.S. military to face post-Cold War threats like terrorism Jun.4 Rumsfeld warns of more Iraq attacks
May.7   Rumsfeld apologizes  Defense Secretary offered his deepest apology for the abuse of Iraqi prisoners by their U.S. captors

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Oct.8 Rumsfeld shrugs off Iraq transfer
May.4 Rumsfeld: Iraq WMD will be found

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Dec.28   Rumsfeld to lead Pentagon
  Bush picks Ford veteran, former Defense Secretary as new Defense Chief