Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in an interview broadcast Friday that the focus of an investigation into alleged delayed treatments and deaths in the Veterans Administration's health care system should be to "fix the problem" rather than fire VA Secretary Eric Shinseki.  (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Hagel: Government Has ‘No Higher Responsibility’ Than Good VA System

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in an interview broadcast Friday that the focus of an investigation into alleged delayed treatments and deaths in the Veterans Administration’s health care system should be to “fix the problem” rather than fire VA Secretary Eric Shinseki.

05/23/2014

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Secretary Hagel Will Review Army’s New ‘Racially Biased’ Hair Regulations

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has agreed to review the U.S. Army’s new grooming standards, which went into effect March 31 and have been called “racially biased.”

04/29/2014

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks during the closing news conference for a meeting of defense ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on April 3, 2014 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Hagel: Too Soon To Draw Any Broad Conclusions About Safety At Military Bases

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says it’s too soon to draw any broad conclusions about safety at U.S. military bases after the deadly shootings at Fort Hood, Texas.

04/04/2014

A member of the US Air Force (USAF) stands near a USAF cargo plane. (Photo credit: Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images)

Commanders Fired In Nuke Missile Cheating Scandal

The Air Force is firing nine mid-level commanders and disciplining dozens of junior officers at a nuclear missile base in response to an exam-cheating scandal that spanned a far longer period than originally reported.

03/27/2014

Canadian pilot Captain Mike MacSween addresses the media after returning from a search mission for MH370 debris at RAAF Base Pearce on March 27, 2014 in Perth, Australia. (credit: Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Satellite Detects About 300 Objects Near Search Area As One Expert Says It’s ‘Highly Likely That It Is Trash’

A Thai satellite has detected about 300 objects near the search area for the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner, officials in Bangkok said Thursday, but there was little chance of getting human eyes across those items in the near term as weather again forced officials to halt the search for debris by air.

03/27/2014

File photo of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. (Credit: Rod Lamkey/Getty Images)

Pentagon Reviews Will Focus On Military Medals

The Pentagon has launched three separate reviews on how military medals are awarded, in the face of broad criticism over the inability to recognize heroism in incidents such as the Fort Hood shootings and aborted plans to create a new award for drone pilots.

03/20/2014

File photo of soldiers saluting a flag. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images,)

Senate Blocks Change to Military Sex Assault Cases

Bowing to the Pentagon, the Senate agreed after impassioned debate Thursday to leave the authority to prosecute rapes and other serious crimes with military commanders in a struggle that highlighted the growing role of women in Congress.

03/06/2014

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Report: Nuke Test Scores Among Lowest Of Year Despite Officers Alleged Cheating

Last summer, when dozens of nuclear missile officers allegedly cheated on exams, test scores were among the lowest of the year, according to Air Force records obtained by The Associated Press.

02/22/2014

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is scheduled to hold a meeting with top nuclear weapons officials. (Getty Images)

Expansion Of Cheating Probe Adds To Nuke Burden

Dozens more Air Force officers have been implicated in a cheating scandal on nuclear missile proficiency tests.

01/29/2014

File photo of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. (Credit: Rod Lamkey/Getty Images)

Hagel Vows To Get to Bottom Of Nuke Missile Ills

It began with his brief mention last fall of “troubling lapses” in the nuclear force. Weeks later Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel turned up the heat a notch by paying a rare visit to a nuclear missile base. And on Thursday he dropped his bombshell: a demand for quick answers to what ails this most sensitive of military missions.

01/24/2014

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