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Chuck Hagel Defense Secretary

Hagel: Too Soon To Draw Conclusions From Fort Hood Shooting

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says it's too soon to draw any broad conclusions about safety at U.S. military bases after the deadly ...

Defense Secretary Orders Review Of Nuclear Mission

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing a string of setbacks in the nuclear missile force, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel summoned senior military leaders to discus...

Pentagon Chief Makes Rare Visit To Nuke Missile Base

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

BY ROBERT BURNS, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is making a rare visit to an Air Force nuclear missile base, hoping to boost mo...

Chuck Hagel To Meet With Pakistan Prime Minister

AP | Posted 12.09.2013 | Politics

BY LOLITA C. BALDOR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ISLAMABAD (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel arrived in Pakistan Monday for meetings with Prime ...

Amanda Terkel

Pentagon Official Slams 'Stupid' Government Shutdown: 'This Is No Way To Treat Patriots'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A top Pentagon official on Monday decried the impending government shutdown, saying it was "stupid" and disrespected both members of the...

Hagel: U.S. In Talks With Allies On Syria

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

MANILA, Philippines — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the Obama administration is consulting with allies to "further develop the facts" ...

Molly O'Toole

Military Sexual Assault Prevention, From 'Ask Her When She's Sober' To 'Submit'

HuffingtonPost.com | Molly O'Toole | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

"Ask Her When She's Sober," the tagline of a Pentagon poster campaign designed to educate members of the military about sexual assault. A video ga...

Pentagon Seeks Update To Health Records System

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR AND PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has decided to buy a new computerized health records system to be able to better share and merge its data with the Dep...

Amanda Terkel

Chuck Hagel Cancels Controversial Drone Medal

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has canceled the creation of a controversial new medal that would have honored drone pilots and cyber warr...

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. ...

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...

Panetta Awaits Hagel Vote From California Home

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has apparently had all the Pentagon farewells he can take. The defense chief is working from his Ca...

Why Chuck Hagel's In Good Shape

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Barring any new, damaging information, Chuck Hagel has secured the necessary votes for the Senate to confirm him to be the nation's...

Luke Johnson

Another Republican Senator Voting For Hagel

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON--Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) plans to vote to confirm President Barack Obama's choice for defense secretary, former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Ne...

Jason Linkins

Looking Forward In Angst: Chuck Hagel Confirmation Idiocy Is No 'House Of Cards'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

As I am perpetually two years behind whatever is cool and zeitgeisty on the teevee, I've not been watching this new Netflix joint, "House Of Cards." W...

Dem Accuses GOP Of Extraordinary Requests On Hagel

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee said Friday he will press ahead with a vote on Chuck Hagel's nomination to be d...

Another GOP Senator Comes Out Against Chuck Hagel

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Nebraska Republican Sen. Deb Fischer says she will vote against Chuck Hagel to be the next defense secretary. Fisher wrote an op-e...

Hagel Confirmation Vote Postponed

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Senate panel on Wednesday abruptly postponed a vote on Chuck Hagel's nomination to be defense secretary amid Republican demands for mo...

Hagel Supporters Throw Wrench In Spokes Of GOP Opposition

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Countering the Republican-led opposition to President Barack Obama's nominee for defense secretary is a less flashy but powerful co...

Chuck Hagel Will Be Fifth Defense Secretary With Military Past

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When President Barack Obama declared that his defense secretary nominee, Chuck Hagel, would be the first former enlisted man to lead the...

McCain Rejects Filibuster Over Obama Pick

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. John McCain, a sharp critic of Chuck Hagel's nomination as defense secretary, said Monday he will not support a fil...

Report: GOP Senator To Support Hagel For Defense Secretary

Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics

Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) will support his former colleague Chuck Hagel's nomination for U.S. defense secretary, the Lincoln Journal Star reported Sa...

Joshua Hersh

Chuck Hagel Israel Questioning Shows Sway Of Conventional Thinking In Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 02.01.2013 | Politics

On the day he was nominated for the position of secretary of defense, former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) sat for an interview with the Lincoln Journal-S...

Sen. Udall: I'm 'Strongly Inclined' To Support Hagel Nomination

Posted 01.31.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Senator Mark Udall told HuffPost Live Thursday that he is inching closer to supporting Senator Chuck Hagel's nomination for Secretary of Defense. U...

TED CRUZ DID WHAT!?

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

During Republican Chuck Hagel's defense secretary confirmation hearing on Thursday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) chose to use a large portion of his five m...