Hagel Scheduling Everything Important Until After Successor Takes Over


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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has pushed back all inspections, promotions, and orders for troop movements until the day after he leaves office, sources confirmed Thursday.

“Hagel doesn’t care anymore,” said Gen. Martin Dempsey. “He’s been showing up late to formation hungover in a rumpled suit. Once I heard him muttering ‘let the next guy deal with it.’ I even caught him sleeping in a broom closet during field day.” Read more

Hostage Terry Anderson freed in Lebanon: 1991


Terry Anderson’s Release

On this day in 1991, Islamic militants in Lebanon release kidnapped American journalist Terry Anderson after 2,454 days in captivity.

As chief Middle East correspondent for the Associated Press, Anderson covered the long-running civil war in Lebanon 1975-1990. On March 16, 1985, he was kidnapped on a west Beirut street while leaving a tennis court. His captors took him to the southern suburbs of the city, where he was held prisoner in an underground dungeon for the next six-and-a-half years. Read more

6 Violent Uprisings in the United States


Illustration depicting the New York City Draft Riots

While it’s no doubt the most striking example, the Civil War was not the only time the United States experienced a violent internal revolt. In its short history, the nation has played host to several popular uprisings fueled by everything from racial tensions and electoral disputes to tax complaints and wartime hardships. Most of these small-scale skirmishes ended with only a brief flash of bloodshed, but they often had far-reaching consequences for local governments, civil rights and even federal laws. Get the facts on six of the most famous domestic disputes in American history. Read more

Image of the Day: 04 November 2014


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USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69)

Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier