Chuck Hagel

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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

US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (3rd R) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey (4thR) lay a wreath at the US Navy Memorial September 17, 2013 in Washington, DC, to honor the victims of the September 16, 2013 Washington Navy Yard Shootings.  (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Navy Yard Shooting Victims Honored by Defense Secy. Chuck Hagel

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and other military officials have laid a wreath in honor of those killed at the Washington Navy Yard at the Navy Memorial.

09/17/2013

Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon speaks at the Peace Palace in The Hague, The Netherlands, on Aug. 28 2013, on the day of the celebration of the building's 100th anniversary. (credit: BAS CZERWINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

UN To US: Wait 4 Days For Team To Complete Investigation Before Deciding On Military Strike

The United Nations is calling on the United States and its allies to wait longer on a potential military strike against Syria.

08/28/2013

Former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney will join CNN as a political commentator. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Carney: ‘Options That We Are Considering Are Not About Regime Change’

U.S. forces are now ready to act on any order by President Barack Obama to strike Syria, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Tuesday.

08/27/2013

The crisis in Syria and Russia's decision to grant temporary asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden are likely to highlight a meeting later this week between Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and their Russian counterparts. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Kerry, Hagel To Meet Their Russian Counterparts Amid Tense Relations

The crisis in Syria and Russia’s decision to grant temporary asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden are likely to highlight a meeting later this week between Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and their Russian counterparts.

08/06/2013

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