u.s. defense secretary

Ex-Pentagon Chief Laird Dies, Advocated ‘Vietnamization’ Policy

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON, Nov 17 – Melvin Laird, who as defense secretary under President Richard Nixon from 1969 to 1973 helped extricate U.S. forces from the morass of the Vietnam War in a policy he dubbed “Vietnamization,” has died at age 94. His death was confirmed by the Richard Nixon Foundation on Wednesday. Laird,

[ Read More ]

Pentagon Not to Pay Pakistan $300 Million in Military Reimbursements

By Idrees Ali WASHINGTON, Aug 3  – The Pentagon will not pay Pakistan $300 million in military reimbursements after U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter decided not to tell Congress that Pakistan was taking adequate action against the Haqqani network, a U.S. official said. Relations between the two countries have been frayed over the past

[ Read More ]