Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel

Hagel: New Officers Must Help Eliminate Assault Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Friday that new officers will be counted on to lead the fight against sexual assault, remain ethical under tough circumstances and help people in the military facing mental health issues.
Obama: GOP Filibusters Look to 'Re-Fight' Last Election, Not His NomineesPresident Barack Obama showed his support for a move by Senate Democrats making it harder to block his nominees, citing repeated “abuse” of such tactics that are targeting the Obama administration rather than the nominees themselves.
Charity To Pay For Military Death Benefits During Government ShutdownThe Obama administration, scrambling to tamp down a controversy over suspended death benefits for the families of fallen troops, announced Wednesday that a charity would pick up the costs of the payments during the government shutdown.
Syrian Official: Obama Administration's Claims Assad Regime Carried Out Chemical Attack 'Completely Wrong'A top Syrian official is calling on the Obama administration to “produce the evidence” that the regime of President Bashar Assad used chemical weapons against its own people.
Hagel: Iran 'Will Find A Partner' In US If It Lives Up To Nuke Program ObligationsThe United States' military is facing a number of challenges in the coming years, from budget cuts to civil war in Syria, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday in Omaha.
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