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Hagel Nominated for Defense; Vows to Fight "Distortions"

Posted: 01/07/2013 - President Obama says the ex-senator from Nebraska is "the leader that our troops deserve".. Hagel says he's eager to "set the record straight" about where he stands on issues, after being criticized by Republicans for his position on Iraq, Iran and Israel.

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Amid Building Tension, Obama Nominates Hagel As Defense Secretary

Updated: 01/07/2013 - After weeks of speculation, President Obama formally tapped former Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., to be defense secretary today, inviting a potential nominating battle from members of both sides of the aisle even as he prepares for several tough legislative fights in the coming months.

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Secretary of State Clinton Plans Return to Work Next Week

Posted: 12/27/2012 - Hillary Clinton has been sidelined for three weeks after bouts with the stomach flu, and a concussion when she fainted. She'ss promised to testify next month before congressional committees about the attack on the US diplomatic office in Benghazi, Libya.

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General Norman Schwarzkopf, "Stormin' Norman," Dies at 78

Updated: 12/27/2012 - General Schwarzkopf commanded U.S. led-coalition forces during the 1991 Gulf War. He began his military career in 1956 as a second lieutenant. He was combat veteran of the Vietnam War before achieving popularity in the Desert Storm Operation.

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Terror Suspect Arrested in United Arab Emirates

Posted: 12/27/2012 - Members of a suspected terrorist cell aiming to carry out attacks in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia have been arrested, the official Emirates News Agency reported Wednesday.

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PHOTOS: Fort Riley Troops Celebrate Christmas In Afghanistan

Posted: 12/25/2012 - Two Fort Riley-based 1st Infantry Division units, the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team and the Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, spent Christmas Day this year at combat outposts across eastern Afghanistan.

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Obama Makes It Official, Taps John Kerry for Secretary of State

Posted: 12/21/2012 - Secretary Clinton praises the choice and says Kerry "has proven his mettle" .. Obama says Kerry has 'played a central role' in foreign policy for nearly three decades. His confirmation is considered to be a sure thing among his colleagues.

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Jockeying Heats Up In Pending Massachusetts Senate Race

Posted: 12/20/2012 - If President Obama taps John Kerry to take Hillary Clinton's place as the nation's top-ranking Cabinet official, Kerry would have to resign his Senate seat after what many predict would be a relatively smooth confirmation process.

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At Benghazi Hearing, State Says "We Have To Do Better"

Posted: 12/20/2012 - The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing with State Department Deputy Secretary of State William Burns and Deputy Secretary of State Thomas Nides Thursday. An independent review panel said serious bureaucratic mismanagement was responsible for inadequate security at the mission in Benghazi, Libya,

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Suspects of Benghazi Attack Still On The Loose

Posted: 12/19/2012 - More than three months after the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, not a single person has been charged in connection with the assault.

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Benghazi Probe Finds State Department Failures

Posted: 12/18/2012 - Independent inquiry into the attack on the consulate in Libya cites "management deficiencies" at high levels of the State Department. It concludes "there was no protest prior to the attacks" on September 11th of this year.

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Hawaii Mourns Death of Senator Daniel Inouye

Posted: 12/17/2012 - Senator Daniel Inouye died of respiratory complications, his wife and son at his side. Inouye represented Hawaii in the Senate for five decades His last word was "Aloha," his office reports. After his war injury Inouye was hospitalized with future Sen. Bob Dole of Kansas.

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With Rice Out Of the Picture, Kerry Touted as Secretary of State

Posted: 12/13/2012 - Massachusetts Senator and former Presidential Candidate John Kerry looks like the front-runner to replace outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Senate Republicans have been touting Kerry for that Cabinet post this month, citing his long history of overseas experience.

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NATO Says Collapse of Assad Regime is Imminent

Posted: 12/13/2012 - Rights group urges rebels to abide by international accords amid report of "horrible abuses" .. Syria's apparent use of Scud missiles is "reckless," Anders Fogh Rasmussen says Thursday.

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U.S. Calls North Korea Launch "Clear Provocation"

Posted: 12/12/2012 - Leon Panetta cites "threat from North Korea," calls the launch "clear provocation" as the White House warns "there will be consequences" New sanctions are unlikely, says an analyst who served on a U.N. panel. Iran says it is happy for North Korea.

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Fort Riley Soldier Makes Surprise Visit Home

Updated: 12/12/2012 - It was a touching moment at Kansas State University Tuesday night as a deployed Fort Riley soldier was reunited with his family for the holidays.

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