Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel

Michele Flournoy testifies as Under Secretary of Defense for Policy during a hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee on March 15, 2011. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Top Candidate For Defense Job Bows Out

Source reveals Michele Flournoy has taken herself out of consideration to replace Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.

11/25/2014

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Obama Announces Resignation Of Defense Secretary Hagel

A senior administration official says Secretary of State Chuck Hagel is resigning from President Barack Obama’s Cabinet.

11/24/2014

File photo of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Hagel: ISIS A Well-Funded ‘Incredibly Powerful New Threat’

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is calling the Islamic State group “an incredibly powerful new threat.”

11/20/2014

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Hagel Credits US Military With Ebola Progress

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Monday there are encouraging signs of progress against the Ebola virus in West Africa, and he said the U.S. military can take some credit for containing it.

11/17/2014

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Hagel to Order Nuke Force Overhaul to Fix Failures

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has concluded that problems in the nation’s nuclear forces are rooted in a lack of investment, inattention by high-level leaders and sagging morale, and is ordering top-to-bottom changes, vowing to invest billions of dollars to fix the management of the world’s most deadly weapons, two senior defense officials told The Associated Press on Thursday.

11/13/2014

The actions are the latest sign of trouble in how the nation's nuclear weapons are handled. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Lee A Osberry Jr./USAF/Getty Images)

Two Nuclear Commanders Fired, Another Disciplined

The actions are the latest sign of trouble in how the nation’s nuclear weapons are handled.

11/03/2014

Members of the Iraqi Navy take part in tactical training on Oct. 21, 2014,  in the mainly Shiite southern city of Basra. (credit: HAIDAR MOHAMMED ALI/AFP/Getty Images)

Senior US Military Officials: Iraqi Army Unlikely To Be Ready To Launch Major ISIS Counteroffensive For Many Months

Iraq’s fractured army has begun to regroup and stage modest, localized attacks on the Islamic State militants who routed them last spring and summer, but they are unlikely to be ready to launch a major counteroffensive for many months, senior U.S. military officials say.

10/24/2014

Fighters from the Nureddine al-Zinki, a moderate faction made up of former members of the Syrian Free Army, take position behind sandbags near the city of Aleppo. (Photo by BARAA AL-HALABI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Hails Senate Approval Of His Plan To Arm Syrian Rebels

The president stated that American forces “do not have a combat mission.”

09/18/2014

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin Dempsey testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on Sept. 16, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Dempsey: I Will Recommend Using Ground Troops To Combat ISIS If Expanded Military Campaign Fails

The nation’s top military leader told Congress Tuesday that he will recommend President Barack Obama consider using ground troops to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS, also known as ISIL) if the expanded military campaign to the president laid out last week fails.

09/16/2014

File photo of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

CBS News: Hagel Confirms More Than 100 Americans Fighting For ISIS In Iraq, Syria

World leaders, nervously eyeing a growing threat from Islamic State militants, will seek to build a united front this week against the violent extremist group and keep it from creeping beyond its borders.

09/04/2014

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