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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel

Hagel: U.S. Ground Troops Could Be Needed In Iraq

Reuters | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in an interview on Friday the United States might eventually need to send...

Hagel: Growing Threat Of Russia Invading Ukraine

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 10.06.2014 | World

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Russia's troop buildup on the Ukrainian border increases the threat of an invasion by President Vladimir Putin's army, Def...

U.S. Defense Secretary Establishing New Agency To Address POW-MIA Accounting 'Management Mess'

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a bid to improve the government's accounting for missing U.S. war dead, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Monday he is establi...

U.S. Defense Secretary Traveling To China, Japan To Host Asia Meeting

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will travel to the Pacific next week to convene a meeting of defense ministers from Asia against the...

White House Hails Ukraine Deal, Awaits Concrete Action

AP | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Friday praised an agreement between Ukraine's president and the opposition to end violence and said it should b...

U.S. Defense Secretary Pushes Military Ethics Reform, Emphasizes 'Competence And Character'

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Friday he sees no simple answer to why the U.S. military is suffering so many ethical lapses, b...

U.S. Defense Secretary Orders Renewed Focus On Military Ethics

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR and ROBERT BURNS | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is ordering military leaders to put a renewed emphasis on moral behavior across the force following ...

Women Will Be Placed In More Combat Jobs According To Military Plans

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Women may be able to start training as Army Rangers by mid-2015 and as Navy SEALs a year later under plans set to be announced by t...

Chuck Hagel To Review Outside Contractors Following Leak

AP | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the Pentagon is reviewing all private contractors as the department deals with budget cuts and the lu...

David Wood

Sequester Cuts Hinder B-52 Bomber Operations

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. -- From the aircraft commander's seat of a nuclear attack-capable B-52 bomber known as Lucky 13, Lt. Col. Eric Sikes see...

Hagel: America Must Not 'Dictate' To The World

Reuters | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics

(Fixes slug) By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Decorated Vietnam veteran Chuck Hagel was sworn in as U.S. ...

First Republican Comes Forward To Support Chuck Hagel Nomination

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics

Mississippi GOP Sen. Thad Cochran on Tuesday became the first Republican to publicly back Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) as President Barack Obama's defens...

Obama Nominee Seeks To Rally Support Ahead Of Confirmation

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Chuck Hagel secured the backing of two of the staunchest pro-Israel Senate Democrats in a clear boost to the Republican's prospects...