Chuck Hagel

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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

A Pentagon spokesman says the U.S. military is looking into allegations that civilians were killed in U.S. and allied airstrikes in Syria. But he said they have no "credible" reporting that such deaths occurred.  (credit: STAFF/AFP/Getty Images)

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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Pentagon Says Charity to Pay Military Death Benefits During Shutdown

The Obama administration, scrambling to tamp down a controversy over suspended death benefits for the families of fallen military soldiers, announced Wednesday that a charity would pick up the costs of the payments during the government shutdown.

10/09/2013

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Lockheed Martin Furloughing 2,400 Workers Due to Shutdown

Lockheed Martin said Monday that it is furloughing about 2,400 workers due to the government shutdown — 20 percent less than the defense contractor had initially planned.

10/07/2013

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Pentagon Wants More Workers Exempt From Furloughs

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says Pentagon and administration lawyers are looking for ways to expand the number of Defense Department civilians who are exempt from furloughs, amid worries that the government shutdown is damaging U.S. credibility among its international allies.

10/01/2013

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told Congress Wednesday that officials of Qatar negotiating the release of captured Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl told the U.S. that "time was not on our side" and a leak about the exchange would sabotage the deal.  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

No. 2 Nuke Commander Suspended Amid Casino Probe

The No. 2 officer at the military command in charge of all U.S. nuclear war-fighting forces is suspected in a case involving counterfeit gambling chips at a western Iowa casino and has been suspended from his duties, officials said.

09/29/2013

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