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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

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday defended President Barack Obama's proposed cuts to the military as the best approach as the Pentagon grapples with smaller, deficit-driven budgets. (Photo credit PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Hagel Defends Proposed Cuts In Defense Spending As ‘Imperfect’ But ‘Fair’

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday defended President Barack Obama’s proposed cuts to the military as the best approach as the Pentagon grapples with smaller, deficit-driven budgets.

04/11/2013

The richest member of President Barack Obama's Cabinet is giving back some salary, too, in the spirit of government-wide spending cuts. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for The Elton John AIDS Foundation)

Wealthiest Cabinet Member John Kerry Follows Obama, Hagel in Salary Donation

Three Cabinet secretaries became the latest senior administration officials to give back part of their salaries, in the spirit of government spending cuts.

04/04/2013

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks on March 15, 2013, inside the media briefing room of the Pentagon, in Washingon, D.C. (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Hagel: Decision To Send Stealth Bombers Not Intended To Provoke Reaction

America’s unprecedented decision to send nuclear-capable B-2 stealth bombers to drop dummy munitions during military drills with South Korea this week was part of normal exercises and not intended to provoke a reaction from North Korea, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday.

03/29/2013

A new North Korean propaganda video shows images of what appears to be an imagined missile attack on U.S. government buildings in Washington, including the White House and the Capitol. (Getty Images)

North Korean Video Shows Fantasy Attack On Washington

A new North Korean propaganda video shows images of an imaginary missile attack on U.S. government buildings in Washington, including the White House and the Capitol building.

03/19/2013

President Barack Obama announces a "phased, adaptive approach" to U.S. missile defense in Europe during a statement in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House on Sept. 17, 2009 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Martin H. Simon-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama Abandons Key Part Of European Missile Defense Plan Opposed By Russia

In adding 14 interceptors to a missile defense system based in Alaska and California, the U.S. abandoned a key part of a European missile defense plan that had been strongly opposed by Russia. At the same time, the decision provided a potential opening for new arms control talks.

03/16/2013

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