US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel briefs the press at the Pentagon in Washington on May 17, 2013.
Thank you for the service you gave to this country and for the support that you give our men and women carrying on your legacy today.
In my conversation with her and other Korean leaders, I heard an outpouring of respect for General Thurman and the job he has done ... They are also clearly looking forward to working with General Scaparrotti.More quotes »
May: Decisions must be made on Syria
It doesn't mean you do or you will. ... It doesn't mean that the president has decided on anything." -- Secretary of State Chuck Hagel , May 2But deciding on something is what presidents get paid the big bucks to do.Where Syria is concerned, President Barack Read more »
Jeffrey: Should the United States intervene in Syria?
to be reconsidering its previous hesitancy.During a recent hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee , Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced that the United States would be sending some 200 troops to Jordan from the 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss Read more »
Hagel: US committed to Israel's military edge
-- U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel assured Israel on Monday that the Obama administration is committed to preserving and improving the Jewish state's military edge in the Middle East.Hagel, on his first visit to Israel as Pentagon chief, also declared that Read more »
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US Has Ethical Responsibility For Health Of Guantanamo Prisoners – Hagel, Dempsey
Secretary Chuck Hagel and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin E. Dempsey said Friday the United States has an ethical responsibility to assure the health and well-being of detainees at the prison facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where some have 7:20 PM from Eurasia Review Read more »
Department of Defense News Briefing with Secretary Hagel and Gen. Dempsey from the Pentagon
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin E. Dempsey SECRETARY OF DEFENSE CHUCK HAGEL: Good afternoon. Thank you for coming. I'm sorry we had to move this one day, but nonetheless, it's been a slow news week 3:38 PM from GlobalSecurity.org Read more »
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to speak at USMA graduation
POINT, N.Y. - Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will be the graduation speaker for the U.S. Military Academy Class of 2013 next Saturday, May 25. The 10 a.m. event, which is open to the public, will be held at Michie Stadium. Some 1,000 cadets will receive from Daily Freeman Read more »
It was furloughs or hurt readiness, Hagel says
Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the furlough of 680,000 civilian employees for one day a week, from early July through September, to avoid taking deeper cuts in training and maintenance that could have degraded readiness to the point of threatening “core 3:52 AM from TheNewsTribune.com Read more »
Hagel orders review of sex-abuse prevention
— Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered the military Friday to recertify every person involved in programs designed to prevent and respond to sexual assault, an acknowledgment that assaults have escalated beyond the Pentagon’s control. He said the step is from Boston.com Read more »