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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

Hagel says staff cutbacks will save $1 billion

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that cutting his Pentagon staff by 20 percent will save at least $1 billion over five years. At a Pentagon news conference, Hagel laid out details […]

12/04/2013

Chuck Hagel

Hagel warns Congress to stop defense budget cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned lawmakers Wednesday of severe and unacceptable effects on the U.S. military if Congress doesn’t end the automatic spending cuts projected to slice $52 billion from the defense […]

07/10/2013

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (AP Photo)

Hagel: US committed to Israel’s military edge

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel assured Israel on Monday that the Obama administration is committed to preserving and improving the Jewish state’s military edge and affirmed Israel’s right to decide for itself whether to attack Iran to stop it from building a nuclear bomb.

04/22/2013

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (AP Photo)

Hagel: Israel, US see ‘exactly same’ Iran threat

JERUSALEM (AP) — 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 […]

04/21/2013

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Senate confirms Hagel for defense secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — A deeply divided Senate voted to confirm Chuck Hagel to be the nation’s next defense secretary, handing him the top Pentagon job just days before billions of dollars in automatic, across-the-board budget cuts hit the military.

02/26/2013

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Senate to vote on moving ahead on Hagel nod

WASHINGTON (AP) – A deeply divided Senate is moving toward a vote on President Barack Obama’s contentious choice of Chuck Hagel to head the Defense Department.

02/26/2013

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Republicans hammer defense nominee Chuck Hagel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican senators hammered former GOP Sen. Chuck Hagel at his confirmation hearing Thursday on issues ranging from Israel and Iran to his support for a group that advocates the elimination of nuclear weapons.

01/31/2013

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Obama taps Hagel for Pentagon, Brennan for CIA

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will nominate Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary and counterterrorism adviser John Brennan to lead the CIA, two potentially controversial picks for his second-term national security team.

01/07/2013

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Sources: Obama to nominate Hagel as Pentagon chief

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will nominate Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary, a senior administration official said, choosing a former Senate colleague and a decorated Vietnam veteran.

01/06/2013