Chuck Hagel

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel delivers remarks during the 2013 Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Month Ceremony at the Pentagon Auditorium on June 25, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Chuck Hagel: Furloughs For Military Could Continue

Furloughs, which have forced a 20 percent pay cut on most of the military’s civilian workforce, probably will continue next year and might worsen.

07/21/2013

President Barack Obama and his national security team tread delicately Thursday in the aftermath of the ouster of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, urging the restive nation to quickly return authority to a democratically elected civilian government and avoid violence. (Photo by Getty Images)

US Officials Approach Tumult In Egypt With Caution

President Barack Obama and his national security team tread delicately Thursday in the aftermath of the ouster of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, urging the restive nation to quickly return authority to a democratically elected civilian government and avoid violence.

07/04/2013

After changing course and deciding to seek congressional approval for military action, Obama is confronted with one of his most difficult foreign policy tests and faces a Congress divided over the unavoidably tough vote-of-conscience on overseas conflict rather than the more customary partisan fights over domestic policy. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Vows Sustained Effort On Military Sex Abuse

President Barack Obama pledged Thursday to “leave no stone unturned” in the effort to put an end to sexual assault in the military, which he said undermined the armed services. He said the nation’s military leaders are “ashamed” about their failure to stop it.

05/16/2013

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)

Sexual Abuse Cases Put Pentagon Under Fire

One after another, the charges have tumbled out — allegations of sexual assaults in the military that have triggered outrage, from local commanders to Capitol Hill and the Oval Office.

05/15/2013

File photo of U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) (credit: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Outraged Senator: ‘Pentagon Has Major Problem On Its Hands’ with Sex Cases

Lawmakers say they’re outraged that for the second time this month a member of the armed forces assigned to help prevent sexual assaults in the military is under investigation for alleged sexual misconduct.

05/15/2013

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)

Hagel Informed Obama of Latest Sex Abuse Case

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel informed President Barack Obama of the latest sexual assault allegations against a soldier who was assigned to prevent such crimes and the president made clear he wants that behavior stopped.

05/14/2013

File photo of former U.S. Secretary of Defense Dr. Robert M. Gates. (credit: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Is There A Morale Crisis In The US Nuclear Force?

Beyond the Air Force’s embarrassing suspension of 17 nuclear missile launch officers lie two broader questions.

05/11/2013

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Sunday the United States and Israel see "exactly the same" threat from Iran, but differ on when it may reach the point of requiring U.S. or Israeli military action. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Hagel: Israel, US See ‘Exactly Same’ Iran Threat

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Sunday the United States and Israel see “exactly the same” threat from Iran, but differ on when it may reach the point of requiring U.S. or Israeli military action.

04/21/2013

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)

Praise, Levity Greet Hagel In Senate Return

Senators who nearly buried Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel found reasons to praise him on Wednesday.

04/17/2013

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says neither Iran nor North Korea is capable of attacking the United States with a missile armed with a nuclear warhead. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Hagel: North Korea, Iran Can’t Reach US With Nuclear Weapons

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says neither Iran nor North Korea is capable of attacking the United States with a missile armed with a nuclear warhead.

04/11/2013

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