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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

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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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Air Force Drug Probe Grows to 10 Officers

An Air Force investigation into alleged drug use in the ranks has expanded to include 10 officers at six bases in the U.S. and Britain.

01/10/2014

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John Eisenhower, Historian and Ike’s Son, Dies in Md.

John S.D. Eisenhower, the son of a five-star general turned president who forged his own career in the U.S. Army and then chronicled the history of the American military in numerous books, died Saturday. He was 91.

12/22/2013

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Hagel Offers Troops Glimmer Of Hope On Military Budget

Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel is offering troops a rare glimmer of hope about the department’s financial woes.

12/08/2013

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Pentagon May Cut Military Newspaper Stars And Stripes

The iconic military newspaper Stars and Stripes may be on the Pentagon’s chopping block due to potential budget cuts.

11/27/2013

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Hagel Apologizes For Delay In Medal Of Honor Award

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel apologized Wednesday to Medal of Honor recipient William Swenson for having to wait so long for the Army to recognize his heroism.

10/16/2013

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Military Academy Sports to Go on Despite Shutdown

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has decided that football games and other sports will go on at the military service academies this weekend, and continue through the end of the month, despite the government shutdown.

10/10/2013

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3-Star Admiral Fired As No. 2 Nuclear Commander

The Navy says a three-star admiral was notified Wednesday that he has been relieved of duty as second-in-command at the military organization that oversees all U.S. nuclear forces. He is under investigation in a gambling matter.

10/09/2013

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