“We can’t start changing our patterns of behavior,” the president said at a wide-ranging news conference that capped a tough sixth year in office.
The new policy reads like a microcosm of the president’s overall foreign policy
The divide suggests resistance to Obama’s efforts to take the U.S. off a permanent war footing.
Obama’s choice for the position won’t address the perception among some in the military that the president lacks passion for their mission.
A Post-ABC poll finds that most Americans disapprove of how he has handled the Ferguson episode.
Moves come amid concerns over police use of military style equipment.
The sessions come in the wake of the grand jury’s decision in Ferguson.
Michèle Flournoy was thought to be a front-runner for the job, and her withdrawal may muddle the search.
Hagel worked behind the scenes but seemed overly deferential to generals in top-level strategy meetings, officials said.
As the war in Afghanistan wanes, the troops deploying for a final tour are heading out with a different focus, finding they still have a long way to go.