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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel

Chuck Hagel Calls Fort Hood Shooting A 'Terrible Tragedy'

AP | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is calling the shootings at Fort Hood, Texas, a "terrible tragedy." In remarks to reporters in Hono...

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...

Susan Rice on Nuclear Weapons

Joe Cirincione | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Susan Rice does not speak very often on nuclear policy, but behind the scenes she played a major role in shaping Barack Obama's nuclear weapons positions in the 2008 campaign.

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...

Hagel Issues Warning On Deep Spending Cuts

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel put the Pentagon and Congress on notice Wednesday that he is considering fundamental changes to the s...

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: Time to Confirm and Move On

Lanny Davis | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
Lanny Davis

Hagel is a great patriot, a good man, a man committed to public service, a man of integrity. He understands the military by definition -- if for no other reason than that he served, bravely facing Vietnamese bullets. He has the confidence of the president of the United States. 'Nuff said.

Iran Says It's Hopeful On Hagel Nomination

AP | Posted 01.08.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's Foreign Ministry says it is hopeful the appointment of former Nebraska Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel to lead the Pentagon would i...