RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Chuck Hagel

Chuck Hagel
A collection of news and information related to Chuck Hagel published by this site and its partners.

Top Chuck Hagel Articles

Displaying items 12-22
  • Rear Adm. John Kirby to step down as Pentagon spokesman

    Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon spokesman and public face of the U.S. military for more than a year, is stepping down at the request of the new Defense secretary, Ashton Carter. Carter, who was sworn in on Tuesday, plans to bring in a civilian to...
  • New Pentagon head Ashton Carter sets priorities

    Ashton Carter was sworn in as the secretary of defense this week, taking the reins of Pentagon leadership from former Secretary Chuck Hagel. On Tuesday, he issued a message to the Department of Defense employees outlining his top priorities: protecting...
  • Senate confirms Ashton Carter as new secretary of Defense

    Senate confirms Ashton Carter as new secretary of Defense
    The Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday to approve Ashton Carter, a former senior Pentagon official and Harvard professor, as President Obama’s fourth secretary of Defense. Carter, who will be sworn in next week, is a well-respected technocrat...
  • Panel recommending changes to military health care, benefits

    Panel recommending changes to military health care, benefits
    Top U.S. leaders and members of Congress reacted cautiously Thursday to the recommendations of an independent panel to change the military's retirement and health care systems. The proposals, which would save more than $20 billion over the next four...
  • Defense chief nominee Ashton Carter, unlike Obama, backs arming Ukraine

    Ashton Carter, President Obama’s nominee for secretary of Defense, said at his Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday that he was “very much inclined” to provide lethal arms to Ukrainian forces fighting Russia-backed separatists,...
  • We worry too much about terrorism

    We worry too much about terrorism
    Each of the attacks in Paris that killed 17 people last week was an atrocity, an affront to freedom and an act of terrorism. On those points, most people agree, and they're right. Most people also fear this marks the beginning of a rash of extremist...
  • Army Reservists heading to Africa to join Ebola fight

    Army Reservists heading to Africa to join Ebola fight
    A pair of Army Reserve units from Maryland are being mobilized to aid U.S. efforts to tackle the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa, officials said Monday, as the Pentagon prepares to extend its humanitarian mission into next year. The military has...
  • Obama to meet with 20 foreign defense chiefs on Islamic State threat

    President Obama will meet with more than 20 foreign chiefs of defense at Andrews Air Force Base on Tuesday to discuss strategy in the battle against Islamic State militants. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the objective of the meeting is to develop...
  • Pentagon may call for U.S. ground troops in Iraq despite Obama's vows

    Gen. Martin Dempsey, the military's top officer, repeatedly raised the prospect Tuesday of sending U.S. troops to fight alongside Iraqi soldiers against Islamic State militants, despite President Obama’s vows not to do so. Dempsey, chairman of the...
  • Hampton Roads military bases brace for climate change, sea-level rise

    HAMPTON — When Hurricane Isabel raged through Hampton Roads in 2003, tidal levels rose 7.9 feet, putting most of Langley Air Force Base underwater. As the waters receded, the damage was immense. Two hundred facilities on the base were affected....
  • Chuck Hagel, under pressure, resigns as defense secretary

    Chuck Hagel, under pressure, resigns as defense secretary
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned on Monday, leaving under pressure as President Barack Obama faces critical national security challenges, including fighting Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and revising plans to exit Afghanistan. It was the first...