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New JBER barracks a step up

...working on the final new barracks as part of a decade-long upgrade to meet federal standards enacted in 1995 by the Secretary of Defense. The "one plus one" module requires barracks for single personnel to resemble "small efficiency apartments...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-07/new-jber-barracks-step
State
The Unknown Known

Now Playing Synopsis: In The Unknown Known, award-winning documentarian Errol Morris turns his camera on the career of Donald Rumsfeld, who served in numerous executive positions throughout his career in Washington, D.C., but most famously as Secretary of Defense in the first decade of the 21st century. During his tenure at that job, he helped orchestrate the Iraq War, and became a controversial figure for many of the things that transpired under his watch. Morris uses his typical stylized approach -- including first-hand interviews with Rumsfeld himself -- and a wealth of archival footage to delineate how his subject's public statements and private actions did not always reconcile. The Unknown Known screened at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi Cast: Donald Rumsfeld Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Military justice: We must put an end to sexual assault in the military

...to ensure crimes are reported without fear of retribution.And after the latest round of reports, I called on Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to address the problem of sexual assault in the military by enacting minimum sentences for sexual assault...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-08-02/military-justice-we-must-put-end-sexu
Opinion
Answering to the veterans of an unjust war

...Vietnamese had twice attacked U.S. naval ships patrolling in international waters. Robert McNamara, Johnson's Secretary of Defense, told Congress that the Navy had provided "unequivocal proof" of the second attack. However, we know now that...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-04-03/answering-veterans-unjust-war
Opinion
Congress rethinks 9/11 law on military force

...basically you've got carte blanche as to what you are doing throughout the world."Michael Sheehan, assistant secretary of defense for special operations and low-intensity conflict, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that for the war...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2013-05-17/congress-rethinks-911-law-military-fo
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Alaska flush with sought-after minerals

...University. He also served as special assistant to the U.S. President and as presidential appointee to two Secretaries of Defense.The minerals summit is sponsored by the State of Alaska and the University of Alaska Fairbanks.Several factors...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-11-29/alaska-flush-sought-after-minerals
State
Understanding the Hagel brouhaha

...going through one of its regular melodramas with President Obama's nomination of former senator Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense. (In light of America's foreign policy, this is a title worthy of George Orwell; the position should be renamed...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-01-14/understanding-hagel-brouhaha
Opinion
Murkowski is not inclined to support Hagel

...Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Thursday she is not convinced that Chuck Hagel is the right choice for U.S. secretary of defense.Murkowski said in a statement she is not inclined to support Hagel's nomination "because of his grasp and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-02-15/murkowski-not-inclined-support-hagel
State
Searching for virtue, character and conscience in the workplace

...conscientious objector. And throughout the 1960s he supported the war in Vietnam while working for the Assistant Secretary of Defense, as a State Department advisor in Saigon, and in the private sector as a strategic analyst at the RAND Corporation...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-06-06/searching-virtue-character-and-consci
Opinion
Finding a powerful peace in times of hostility

...which we wage armed struggles is essential in order to stop "creating more than we kill," to paraphrase former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.There is an unintended side benefit to living in the enemy's mind, uncomfortable as that work...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-06-28/finding-powerful-peace-times-hostilit
Opinion

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