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Pete Hegseth

Articles by Pete Hegseth

President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks during a mock news conference with college students in the Brady Press Briefing Room in Washington, Thursday, April 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

PETE HEGSETH: Obama’s slow-drip Iraq strategy

''I have never been more proud of a president than when Bush announced the Iraq surge on Jan. 10, 2007." That's the honest sentiment of an Iraq war veteran recently returned from that trying battlefield. I served in Iraq from 2005 to 2006 and witnessed some of the worst moments of the war, including the bombing of the Samarra golden mosque -- an event that unleashed sectarian violence across the country. Published May 3, 2016

FILE - In this May 21, 2014, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, about veterans health care. A review of the Veterans Affairs health care system by a top White House aide has concluded that there are "significant and chronic systemic failures" that the VA's leadership must address. A summary of the review by deputy White House chief of staff Rob Nabors says the Veterans Health Administration must be restructured and that a "corrosive culture" has hurt morale and affected the timeliness of health care. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

HEGSETH: Not My Six: Obama’s Credibility on Veterans’ Issues Vanishes

When President Obama addressed the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) national convention in Nevada in July 2012, he offered a proud accounting of the things his administration had accomplished at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). And what a list it was. Published July 3, 2014

Kaitlyn Samuels

COTTON, MANDEL AND HEGSETH: Caring for the troops with Kaitlyn’s Law

Kaitlyn Samuels is not a household name. More people should be aware of her story, though, because she represents a growing number of military families that are being left in the cold by the Department of Defense and its military health insurance provider, Tricare. Published May 7, 2013

President Obama (right) and his chief of staff, Jack Lew, confer. Mr. Lew, who previously served as the president's Office of Management and Budget chief, is said to be under consideration for Treasury secretary. (Associated Press)

HEGSETH: A new Treasury pick but no hope for change

"And those of us who manage the public's dollars will be held to account, to spend wisely, reform bad habits, and do our business in the light of day, because only then can we restore the vital trust between a people and their government." Those were President Obama's words, in his first inaugural address in January 2009. Published February 4, 2013