Senator Barbara Boxer talks with Rachel Maddow about yet another high profile sex abuse scandal in the U.S. military and what can be done legislatively to fix a problem at which military leaders have failed miserably and which is apparently sustained in part by military culture.
Beginning July 8th, more than 3 thousand civilian employees will feel the pinch of 11 unpaid furlough days. Secretary of defense Chuck Hagel cites higher than expected war time cost that forced the Department to be 30 billion dollars short in its operation and maintenance accounts, which funds pa Full story
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told Defense Department employees on Tuesday that most of the civilian workforce will face unpaid leave of 11 days between July 8 and the end of the fiscal year on September 30, as the military scrambles to meet painful budget cutting targets Full story
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was plenty furious after this week's release of a new Defense Department report on sexual assault in the military. He must lead the change that is desperately needed. Full story
New statistics about sexual assault in the military shocked many this week. Rep. Loretta Sanchez is working on a bill to change military culture. Full story
Rep. Loretta Sanchez discusses her bill to protect those who report sexual assaults in the military. This bill comes a disturbing report shows sexual assault cases in the military increased since 2010.
Rachel Maddow reports on a scandal surrounding the supervision of America's nuclear weaponry stored at Minot Air Force Base that has resulted in a slew of dismissals and further investigations into the "rot" within the ranks that has created this dangerous vulnerability.
President Obama responded forcefully to a new report from the Pentagon that estimated 26,000 people in the United States military were sexually assaulted last year. MSNBC's Alex Wagner discusses with Amy Ziering, producer of the documentary "The Invisible War" about sexual assault in the military.
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Secretary of State John Kerry are saying the US government believes Syria has conducted two chemical weapon attacks on its own people. Ayman Moheyeldin, NBC News foreign correspondent, weighs in.
Traveling in Israel, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke with NBC’s Jim Miklaszewski about the dangers of weapons falling into the wrong hands in Syria and reaffirmed Israel’s right to decide for itself whether to launch a military strike against Iran.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks at a town hall meeting at the MARK Center in Alexandria, Virginia May 14, 2013. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is seen in a news conference at the Pentagon in Washington, May 2, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Cameron
ARLINGTON, VA - MAY 02: U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and British Secretary of State for Defense Philip Hammond conduct a press conference at the Pentagon May 2, 2013 in Arlington, Virginia. During the press conference, Hagel confirmed that the U.S. President Barack Obama administration i
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and British Defence Secretary Philip Hammond begin their joint news conference at the Pentagon in Washington May 2, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Cameron (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)