Latest from Rajiv Chandrasekaran

Gen. John Allen retiring

Allen said his decision was not influenced by a Pentagon investigation into e-mail messages he exchanged with Tampa socialite Jill Kelley.
  • Feb 19, 2013

McCaskill: Defense audit will take years

Sen. Claire McCaskill says it's going to take until at least 2017 for the Defense Department to fully audit its accounting books.
  • Jan 31, 2013

Hagel, McCain clash over Iraq surge

Hagel refuses to answer Sen. John McCain's question about whether he still believes the surge of U.S. troops in Iraq was a mistake
  • Jan 31, 2013

Hagel vague on U.S. presence in Afghanistan

The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan wants to keep around 10,000 troops there
  • Jan 31, 2013

Levin argues against cuts to Afghan forces

In opening statements at Chuck Hagel's confirmation hearings, Sen. Carl Levin argues for a large Afghan army and police force
  • Jan 31, 2013

Do troops still use bayonets?

They're not completely gone.
  • Oct 22, 2012

Candidates’ upbeat view of Afghanistan at odds with many assessments

Neither candidate mentioned key threats to Afghan stability.
  • Oct 22, 2012

Both candidates skirt key Afghanistan issues

Both candidates failed to address two key issues on troop levels.
  • Oct 22, 2012

The ally count in Afghanistan

How many allies have troops in Afghanistan? How many allies don't?
  • Oct 22, 2012