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Chuck Hagel Defense

Pentagon Reviews Will Focus On Military Medals

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon has begun three separate reviews on how military medals are awarded. The move follows criticism over the military's ...

Hagel Gets Reassurance On Key Afghanistan Security Deal

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is visiting with American forces in Afghanistan amid a stubborn stand-off between the U...

Hagel Sworn In

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Chuck Hagel was sworn in Wednesday as defense secretary – President Barack Obama's third in just over four years and the firs...

Sam Stein

Obama's Defense Nomination Forces Confrontation Over Bush-Era Policy | Sam Stein | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's nomination Monday of former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) as secretary of defense reignites an uncomfortable, and p...

Barney Frank Dials Back Chuck Hagel Criticism

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) is softening his opposition to Chuck Hagel's likely nomination as Defense Secretary, saying he is wil...

The Real Reason Chuck Hagel Is in Trouble

Norm Kurz | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics
Norm Kurz

Chuck Hagel's crime is one of independence, of refusing to fall in line behind every bad idea just because his Republican colleagues both in the Senate and the White House insisted his oath of office was to them.

Defense Secretary Frontrunner Has Strong Obama Ties

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel is a contrarian Republican moderate and decorated Vietnam combat veteran who is likely to support ...