WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 22: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (C) speaks while flanked by Senate Appropriations Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) (R) and VA Secretary Eric Shinseki (L), during a news conference on Capitol Hill May 22, 2013 in Washington DC. The news conference was held to provide an update on efforts to eliminate the Veterans Affairs Department claims backlog.
Everything will be on the table during this review: roles and missions, planning, business practices, force structure, personnel and compensation, acquisition and modernization investments, how we operate, and how we measure and maintain readinessMore quotes »
May: Decisions must be made on Syria
It doesn't mean you do or you will. ... It doesn't mean that the president has decided on anything." -- Secretary of State Chuck Hagel , May 2But deciding on something is what presidents get paid the big bucks to do.Where Syria is concerned, President Barack Read more »
Jeffrey: Should the United States intervene in Syria?
to be reconsidering its previous hesitancy.During a recent hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee , Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced that the United States would be sending some 200 troops to Jordan from the 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss Read more »
Hagel: US committed to Israel's military edge
-- 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 in the Middle East.Hagel, on his first visit to Israel as Pentagon chief, also declared that Read more »
Defense Secretary Hagel to travel to Israel
-- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says he will be traveling to Israel in a few days, his first trip to the Mideast ally since he took over at the Pentagon .Hagel mentioned the trip during congressional testimony on Tuesday as lawmakers pressed him on whether Read more »
Cyr: North Korea is probably bluffing, but we should be ready to fight back
real and clear danger," is how Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on April 3 described North Korea. Secretary of State John Kerry and South Korea Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se held a joint press conference in Washington to emphasize a military and security partnership.They Read more »
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Ambassador Thomas Pickering: There is no equal
stopping the Iranian nuclear effort is already a passé discussion. Last month, an Atlantic Council task force (which Chuck Hagel co-chaired until he was appointed secretary of defense), similarly released a report that called for Washington to “lessen the 5/24/13 from The Washington Post Read more »
Obama Urges Navy Graduates to Restore Trust
such acts dishonor the uniform they wear. Mr. Obama met last week with top military leaders, including Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey to discuss recent assault cases and a new report showing a spike in assault 5/24/13 from Wall Street Journal Read more »
The John Kerry-Atlantic Council Connection
the worldview of the Atlantic Council, a prestigious, Washington-based multilateralism-driven think tank. Defense Secretary, Chuck Hagel, was until recently the Chairman of the Atlantic Council, advocating negotiation with – rather than sanctions against – 5/24/13 from Accuracy in Media Read more »
HUFFPOST HILL - President Interrupts Medea Benjamin
Channel not airing any history programs. And Medea Benjamin heckled the president, meaning she only needs to shout down Chuck Hagel to get nonviolence BINGO. This is HUFFPOST HILL for Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 : ERIC HOLDER SIGNED OFF ON ROSEN SEARCH WARRANT from The Huffington Post Read more »
Senator: West Point case shows military has 'sexual harassment problem'
May, though the charges became public this week as senior cadets prepare for commencement on Saturday. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will speak to the graduates. Gillibrand said the West Point charges illustrated a culture and reporting system that allows from Guardian Unlimited Read more »