In an exclusive interview with Charlie Rose at the Pentagon yesterday, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel warned of the unprecedented challenges facing the United States military role on the global stage. "The world is dangerous. It is damn dangerous," Hagel said. Show More Summary
After months of build-up, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel formally launched the military’s quest for a combination of new technologies to maintain America’s military supremacy over the next 20 years in the face of Russian and Chinese challenges.In...Show More Summary
Stars & Stripes reports that Chuck Hagel, the Secretary of Defense told women Marines at Camp Lejeune, NC that it’s their civil right to die in combat alongside men. Well, he didn’t quite say it that way, I’m just helping him clarify his position; He noted that individuals who weren’t white and male were long […]
The final decision on the 20-hull follow up to the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) fleet by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will be made soon, the Chief of Naval Operations said during a defense conference in California over the weekend.“The Secretary is very close to a decision,” Adm. Show More Summary
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced today a comprehensive action plan to reform to the nuclear enterprise and called for additional critical investments in sustainment as well as measures to address longstanding cultural issues that have hurt the morale of […]
It isn’t official but Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work hinted today that the United States will undertake a fundamental reordering of its national security budget by paying for new nuclear submarines, new nuclear bombers and newShow More Summary
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is ordering a massive overhaul of America's nuclear weapons program after finding it to be plagued with "fundamental flaws," the AP reported this evening. Pentagon-commissioned reviews of the nuclear forces...Show More Summary
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has concluded that problems in the nation's nuclear forces are rooted in a lack of investment, inattention by high-level leaders and sagging morale, and is ordering top-to-bottom changes.
The defense secretary told a House panel today that the U.S. and its allies had made progress against the militant group, but the Islamic State posed a "serious threat" to U.S. interests.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey are testifying Thursday in front of the House Armed Services Committee regarding U.S. combat operations against the Islamic terrorist network ISIS.
A new survey finds only 26 percent of those in the military community approve of the performance of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. But the blame for this low approval rating extends higher up the chain of command. Retired Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, the latest former Obama loyalist to write a tell-all exposé, knows this all too well. Show More Summary
U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work appealed on Wednesday for lawmakers to “end this madness” of across-the-board Pentagon spending cuts, saying they threaten U.S. military readiness and technological dominance at a time of complex global challenges. Work, addressing a think-tank...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work appealed on Wednesday for lawmakers to "end this madness" of across-the-board Pentagon spending cuts, saying they threaten U.S. military readiness and technological dominance at a time of complex global challenges. (Reporting by David Alexander; Editing by Bill Trott)
In his memoir Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace, f ormer Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta describes the stealth 2011 assault on Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan. Panetta had a unique vantage point on the raid, which he watched remotely from the CIA's headquarters in L angley, Virginia. Show More Summary
The U.S. Secretary of Defense apparently doesn’t know his away around the kitchen.
Top U.S. officials attended Veteran’s Day events in Washington on Tuesday, with Vice President Joe Biden speaking to a gathering at Arlington Cemetery and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel addressing veterans and others at the Vietnam War memorial.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is scheduled to speak at Tuesday's Veteran's Day memorial event beginning at approximately 1 p.m. ET. Lawmakers and surviving veterans are taking part at today's remembrance events at the nation's WWII Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates said that comments by the president about focusing more on the US and cuts to the defense budget "send[s] the signal that the US is pulling back," which he believes is "a concern" in an interview broadcast on Monday's "Kelly File" on the Fox News Channel. Show More Summary
President Obama authorized Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Friday to send 1,500 more troops to Iraq to train and assist Iraqi forces in fighting Islamic State, or ISIS, militants, as was requested by Iraq's government.
Back on 30 September, Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work gave a speech at the Council on Foreign Relations. His discussion of the way-forward for the U.S. military’s Asia-Pacific rebalance and the status of operations against ISIL is what garnered the most press attention. Show More Summary