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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
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
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
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
Not For Web
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
This Day in History

...Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated during national elections by a suicide bomber. In 1995, former Secretary of Defense Les Aspin died at a Washington D.C. hospital after suffering a massive stroke; he was 56.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052103/loc_history.shtml
News
My Turn: The mirage of WMDs

...Congress into authorizing war with Iraq. On Dec. 5, 2002, Ari Fleischer told the press "The President and the secretary of Defense would not assert as plainly and as bluntly as they have that Iraq has weapons of mass destruction if it was not...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060503/opi_myturn.shtml
Opinion

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