President Barack Obama has named Christine Fox as acting Deputy Secretary of Defense, the number two spot in the Pentagon, CBS reports. The move would make Fox the most powerful woman in America's military, and the highest ranking woman in military history. Show More Summary
A former Pentagon official who once inspired Hollywood screenwriters is about to become the highest ranking woman in the Defense Department. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Tuesday that he has named Christine Fox to be acting deputy defense secretary.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has decided to name the former head of the Pentagon office for cost assessments as acting deputy secretary of defense while the search continues for a replacement for departing Deputy Secretary Ashto...
Speaking at a conference on international security last week, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said: “Climate change does not directly cause conflict, but it can add to the challenges of global instability, hunger, poverty, and conflict." read more
10:00 am || Receives the President Daily Briefing 11:00 am || Begins meetings with Colombian President Santos 3:30 pm || Participates in an Ambassador Credentialing Ceremony 4:15 pm || Meets with Secretary of Defense Hagel All times... -
Deborah Lee James, President Obama's nominee for Air Force Secretary, worked for a major defense firm with financial ties to Capitol Hill.
Alaska Arctic Policy Commission Co-Chairs Senator Lesil McGuire and Representative Bob Herron have approved of a recent DoD report, introduced by United States Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel,
Concerned by China's move to assert itself in an area claimed by Japan, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel spoke with his Japanese counterpart Wednesday. China's military says it monitored Tuesday's flight by U.S. bombers through an air defense zone outlined by China this week.
by Kirsten Andersen WASHINGTON, D.C., November 27, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – During a speech in October, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel slammed the decision by some U.S. states to defy a Pentagon directive ordering states that do not recognize same-sex “marriage” to process spousal benefits for gay members…
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, in a phone call on Wednesday with his Japanese counterpart, reaffirmed that the U.S.-Japanese defense treaty covers a small island group where China established a new airspace defense zone last week...
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel issued the following statement today on China’s announcement that it is establishing an Air Defense Identification Zone in the East China Sea: “The United States is deeply concerned by the People’s Republic of China announcement today […]
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel outlined the Pentagon's eight-point strategy for policing the Arctic as drilling and shipping bloom. Hint: Guns, ammo, and friends.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the not-yet-launched Zumwalt-class destroyer he toured here today “represents the cutting edge of our naval capabilities.” The ship, now known as the Pre-Commissioning Unit, or PCU, Zumwalt, will become the USS Zumwalt, named for former […]
A Small Business Innovation Research grant, sponsored by the U.S. Air Force through the Office of the Secretary of Defense, has gone to a semantic technology solution for materials design and development. The project is aligned withShow More Summary
Twenty-five nations gathered yesterday to hear US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel give a major address outlining the impact of rapid Arctic warming on US military operations in the region, and when America’s top military official affirms...Show More Summary
President Hamid Karzai has no desire for U.S. troops to occupy his country for another decade. Good. We should be as wise so as not to keep them there. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned that planning for a post-2014 military presence in Afghanistan may be jeopardized if the deal isn’t finalized by the end of […]
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced on Friday the Pentagon's first Arctic strategy to guide changes in military planning as rapidly thawing ice reshapes global commerce and energy exploration, possibly raising...
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's president on Friday rebuffed American demands that he sign a security pact allowing U.S. forces to stay in the country for another decade, while the U.S. defense secretary warns that planning for a post-2014 military presence may be jeopardized if the deal isn't finalized by the end of the year.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan has been in the news lately for his fervent defense of the Common Core State Standards and simultaneous criticism of those who oppose it and some of his other education initiatives, including a proposal for the Education Department to create a collegiate rating system. Here is a look at Duncan’s […]
Flip sides of the COIN Just hours after US Secretary of State John Kerry had announced a deal had been reached, Afghan President Hamid Karzai postponed the signing of a security agreement with the US until after next April’s elections. American officials were still recently hoping for a very rapid conclusion to these negotiations. Here’s […]