Chuck Hagel

Ashton Carter listens as President Barack Obama announces his nomination of Carter to be the next Defense Secretary in the Roosevelt Room at the White House on Dec. 5, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Hagel Doesn’t Attend Ceremony As Obama Taps New Defense Secretary Nominee

Shaking up his Pentagon leadership, President Barack Obama tapped policy wonk Ashton Carter to oversee the sprawling Defense Department Friday, heralding his new nominee as one the nation’s “foremost national security leaders.”

12/05/2014

Hagel Obama

Hagel Says ‘No Major Difference’ With Obama

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says he and President Barack Obama had “no major differences” that led to Hagel’s resignation.

12/04/2014

Assault victim Marine Lance Corporal Stacey Thompson (Ret.) calls for the creation of an independent military  justice system to deal with sexual harassment and assault in the military at a February 2014 news conference.(Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Military Sex Assaults Up 8 Percent

Anonymous survey suggest victims are becoming far more willing to come forward and seek help or file complaints than in years past.

12/03/2014

Michele Flournoy testifies as Under Secretary of Defense for Policy during a hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee on March 15, 2011. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Top Candidate For Defense Job Bows Out

Source reveals Michele Flournoy has taken herself out of consideration to replace Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.

11/25/2014

Ed Kassig attends a vigil for their son, aid worker Peter Kassig at Butler University October 8, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (credit: Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

US Review Of IS Video Confirms American’s Death

The White House on Sunday confirmed the death of U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig.

11/16/2014

File photo of a missile base sign. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Hagel to Order Nuke Force Overhaul to Fix Failures

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has concluded that problems in the nation’s nuclear forces are rooted in a lack of investment, inattention by high-level leaders and sagging morale, and is ordering top-to-bottom changes, vowing to invest billions of dollars to fix the management of the world’s most deadly weapons, two senior defense officials told The Associated Press on Thursday.

11/13/2014

Marines lined up to have their temperatures taken by Liberian health workers as they left their planes. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Pentagon Orders 21-Day Ebola Quarantine for Troops

Ordering firm restrictions for U.S. troops returning from West Africa, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that the military men and women helping fight Ebola must undergo 21-day quarantines upon their return — longer than required for many civilian health care workers.

10/29/2014

Fighters from the Nureddine al-Zinki, a moderate faction made up of former members of the Syrian Free Army, take position behind sandbags near the city of Aleppo. (Photo by BARAA AL-HALABI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Hails Senate Approval Of His Plan To Arm Syrian Rebels

The president stated that American forces “do not have a combat mission.”

09/18/2014

Iraqi Peshmerga fighters take position at a post near the jihadist-held city of Zumar in Mosul province on Sept. 4, 2014. (credit: ALI AL-SAADI/AFP/Getty Images)

US Military Launches Airstrikes Against ISIS To Prevent Terror Group From Capturing Vital Iraqi Dam

The U.S. military said Sunday it launched airstrikes around Haditha Dam in western Iraq, targeting Islamic State of Iraq and Syria insurgents there for the first time in a move to prevent the group from capturing the vital dam.

09/07/2014

Joint Chiefs Chair: 'No Safe Haven' For ISIL Militants (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.

08/21/2014

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