Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is ordering the Pentagon to review the physical security of all U.S. defense facilities worldwide and the security clearances that allow access to them.
Report: 52 Felons Received Access to U.S. Military Installations, Including Alleged Drug Dealers, Child Molesters
A new report released by the Pentagon inspector general finds that felons have routine access to military bases throughout the nation.
President Barack Obama, working to persuade skeptical lawmakers to endorse a U.S. military intervention in civil war-wracked Syria, hosted two leading Capitol Hill foreign policy hawks for talks and directed his national security team to testify before Congress in a determined effort to sell his plan for limited missile strikes against Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime.
A day without pay, the first of 11 through September, comes next week for more than 650,000 people who hold civilian jobs with the Defense Department. Officials worry that the Pentagon will be hit even harder by layoffs in 2014 if automatic budget cuts continue as planned.
A member of the Senate Armed Services Committee says that military commanders who allow sexual assault to flourish should be fired.
New government figures underscore the staggering long-term consequences of military sexual assaults: More than 85,000 veterans were treated last year for injuries or illness linked to the abuse, and 4,000 sought disability benefits.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is calling the Boston Marathon bombing that killed three and wounded more than 170 people a “cruel act of terror.”
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says North Korea’s recent rhetoric presents a real, clear danger and threat to the U.S. and its Asia-Pacific allies and says America is doing all it can to defuse the situation.
Hagel: Interceptors In Place To Defend Potential North Korean Missile Strikes Had Poor Test Performances
The Pentagon announced Friday it will spend $1 billion to add 14 interceptors to an Alaska-based missile defense system, responding to what it called faster-than-anticipated North Korean progress on nuclear weapons and missiles.
The leaders of the Senate Armed Services Committee have added their names to the growing list of lawmakers asking the Pentagon to lower the ranking of a new medal for cyber fighters.