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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (L) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey brief reporters at the Pentagon on plans to respond to the ISIS threat. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Pentagon: Islamic State Militants Will Regroup

American air strikes have disrupted ISIS military operations, but Def. Sec. Hagel warns the Islamic extremist group will eventually recover and begin a new offensive.

22 hours ago

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Hagel: ‘Racially Biased’ Military Hair Regulations Have Been Amended

After controversy erupted over new U.S. military grooming standards in April, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says amendments have been made to the Army, Air Force and Navy regulations.

08/14/2014

In this undated image provided by the U.S. Army, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl poses in front of an American flag. (credit: U.S. Army via Getty Images)

Durbin: White House Only Finalized Bergdahl Deal Day Before Swap

The Obama administration only finalized the exchange of the last remaining U.S. prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five Taliban detainees at Guantanamo a day before the swap, a top Democratic lawmaker said Tuesday.

06/11/2014

Naval Academy graduates throw their hats in the air during graduation ceremonies in Annapolis, Md. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Naval Academy Holds Graduation In Annapolis

About 1,000 U.S. Naval Academy students are graduating in Annapolis.

05/23/2014

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Hagel To Speak At Naval Academy Graduation

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is the scheduled graduation speaker for the U.S. Naval Academy.

05/13/2014

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in an interview broadcast Friday that the focus of an investigation into alleged delayed treatments and deaths in the Veterans Administration's health care system should be to "fix the problem" rather than fire VA Secretary Eric Shinseki.  (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Soldier Sues Army For $100 Million Over Tattoo Rules

It’s been a busy week for the Department of Defense with calls for a review of new military regulations concerning appearance that one soldier is even suing over.

05/02/2014

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Secretary Hagel Will Review Army’s New ‘Racially Biased’ Hair Regulations

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has agreed to review the U.S. Army’s new grooming standards, which went into effect March 31 and have been called “racially biased.”

04/29/2014

File photo of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.  (credit: Jacquelyn Martin - Pool/Getty Images)

Hagel Seeks Root Cause Of Nuke Missile Problems

In taking a deep look at trouble inside U.S. nuclear forces, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is searching for the root causes of recent Air Force missteps but also for ways to make the nuclear warrior’s job more attractive at a time when the military has turned its attention away from such weapons.

01/25/2014

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Hagel Vows To Get to Bottom Of Nuke Missile Ills

It began with his brief mention last fall of “troubling lapses” in the nuclear force. Weeks later Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel turned up the heat a notch by paying a rare visit to a nuclear missile base. And on Thursday he dropped his bombshell: a demand for quick answers to what ails this most sensitive of military missions.

01/24/2014

File photo of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.  (credit: Jacquelyn Martin - Pool/Getty Images)

Hagel Ordering Full Review Of Nuclear Force

With public trust and safety at stake, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered immediate actions Thursday to define the depth of trouble inside the nation’s nuclear force, which has been rocked by disclosures about security lapses, poor discipline, weak morale and other problems that raise questions about nuclear security.

01/23/2014

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