The father of Bowe Bergdahl, the Idaho soldier released from captivity in a controversial prisoner swap with the Taliban, has received emailed death threats that the FBI is investigating
US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel met with more than a dozen members of the special operations team that participated in the rescue of Sgt Bowe Bergdahl.
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will consider requests being made by over 120 lawmakers, both from the House of Representatives and the Senate, on allowing Sikhs to serve in the armed forces without any compromise of their religious identity and symbols, the Pentagon has said.
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will consider requests being made by over 120 lawmakers.
Sixteen influential Indian-Americans from across the country have asked US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to allow Sikhs to serve in the armed forces with their religious faith intact.
In unusually forceful remarks about China, Hagel drew a direct line between Russia's takeover of Ukraine's Crimea region and the ongoing territorial disputes between China, Japan and others over remote islands in the East China Sea.
A gunman opened fire on Wednesday at Fort Hood in an attack that left four dead, including the shooter, law enforcement officials said.
Officials did not say precisely what equipment the Pentagon might provide but the US military has invested heavily in undersea surveillance.
A group of 105 US lawmakers has urged the Pentagon to lift the presumptive ban on Sikhs serving in the military by easing restrictions on beard, turbans, and other religious accouterments.
The US military said on Friday it was not actively targeting any of the 65 detainees released by Afghan President Hamid Karzai's government, but warned that if the freed prisoners returned to the fight, "they do it at their own peril."
US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel would meet India's National Security Advisor Shiv Shankar Menon in Munich this week, Pentagon officials have said.
Hagel told reporters flying with him to Poland Thursday that at some point Karzai's indecision will collide with Washington's need to plan the post-2014 military mission that Karzai himself has said he favors.
Four Al Jazeera journalists have been arrested in Egypt, the station said on Monday, after the Interior Ministry accused the Qatar-based channel of broadcasting illegally from a hotel suite with a member of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Increase in FDI in the defence sector becomes all the more important as India and the US are working to boost their defence ties and co-development under the Defence Trade Initiative (DTI).
A US commission has asked Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel to explain exclusion of Sikhs, known for their valour and pride, from the American armed forces.
US Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel is scheduled to hold talks with the Pakistani civil and military leaders on security issues on Monday, officials here said.
The US has said it was "deeply concerned" with the Chinese action to establish an "air defence identification zone" in the East China Sea.
"It does have an effect on our relationships around the world and it cuts straight to the obvious question: Can you rely on the United States as a reliable partner to fulfill its commitments to its allies?'' Hagel told reporters traveling with him.