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Private contractors follow the U.S. troops to Iraq

Baghdad - As more and more US troops are sent to Iraq as part of Operation Inherent Resolve private contractors follow to provide various services for the troops and the Iraq government.

Op-Ed: Hagel warns of a new world order with continual wars

Washington - US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks of these being historic and defining times and sees in the tuture a long war with the Islamic State and various other enemies of the US state.

Op-Ed: Just how committed is the U.S. to regime change in Syria?

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has said that while present U.S. action in Syria has served to inadvertently benefit the Syrian regime they are still committed to seeing to its overthrow.

U.S. military declares war on climate change

Speaking at the Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas in Arequipa, Peru on Monday, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel outlined the challenges that climate change presents to the military and national security.

Op-Ed: The Price of Freedom — What are we sacrificing now?

The proposed budget cuts by the Secretary of Defense are nothing more than a red herring from an administration with out of control spending habits, desperate to make the Affordable Care Act work, and a habit of targeting the military.

Op-Ed: Cut the military, but don't screw the troops

Washington - On Monday, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called for shrinking the American military to its smallest size since before World War II.

Op-Ed: US Secretary of Defense attempts to curb spending over protests

Washington - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is recommending a reduction in troop numbers and cuts to specific weapons programs in an attempt to rein in the bloated budget. Senators plan to fight the proposals while the national debt is constantly rising.

Op-Ed: Hagel warns Pakistan to end drone protests or lose aid

Islamabad - While visiting Pakistan US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel warned that the $1.6 billion in aid they receive is dependent on ending protests against drones that have blocked shipments of supplies to Afghanistan through Pakistan.

Op-Ed: US pushing more arms sales to US Gulf allies

Manama - US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel was busy in Manama, Bahrain's capital, opening the door for friendly US allies in the area to buy missile defense and other weapons systems to counter Iranian ballistic missiles.

US promises to retain strong military presence in Persian Gulf

On a visit to Bahrain US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has assured his country's Gulf Arab allies that the US will retain a strong military presence in the Persian Gulf following its interim agreement with Iran.

US and South Korea agree new strategic pact to counter Pyongyang

Seoul - Defense Ministers from the US and South Korea yesterday signed a new agreement aimed at deterring North Korean deployment nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction. The pact follows months of threatening rhetoric from Pyongyang.

A map of 35 places in Syria the U.S. might strike with cruise missiles

Foreign Policy Magazine created a map showing suspected locations of Syrian government chemical weapons sites combined with the locations of Syrian air bases. These sites are the suspected targets of U.S. cruise missile strikes.

Facebook page promotes violence against female Marines

A Facebook page glorifying violence against female Marines was shut down after a US congresswoman brought it to the attention of Pentagon commanders.

U.S. intelligence accuses Syrian regime of using chemical weapons

Damascus - Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has said that the intelligence community "with some varying degree of confidence" have concluded that the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons.

Op-Ed: Final preparations for Israeli strike on Iran

While US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is in Israel today, offering refueling tankers as part of a large arms deal, Israel's National Security Council head Yaakov Amidror is in Turkey to discuss stationing Israeli fighter jets in an airbase near Ankara.

US to arrange missile defenses in response to North Korean threat

The United States Defense Secretary Chick Hagel has stated that the United States plans to strengthen its missile defense network in the face of "irresponsible and reckless provocations" on behalf of North Korea.

Op-Ed: Karzai rebukes US — Press conference with Sec Def Hagel cancelled

Kabul - Afghan President Hamid Karzai is playing a double game of extracting funds from NATO, while rebuking the US and canceled a press conference with Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. He accused the US and the Taliban of sowing fears for post 2014 Afghanistan.

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagels' first visit, Kabul Afghanistan

Kabul - The new Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel arrived in Afghanistan on Friday night to get a first hand look at the war on the ground. Hagel will be responsible for an orderly draw down and the oversight of a residual force.

Cordial meeting between Chuck Hagel and Ehud Barak

U.S Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel and Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak met at the Pentagon Tuesday and had highly cordial talks.

Chuck Hagel confirmed as US Defense Secretary 58-41

Washington - The US Senate has confirmed former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel to become the Secretary of Defense. Despite initial objections the Senate voted 58-41 to confirm President Obama's pick. While 41 votes came from Republicans, four voted in favor.

Op-Ed: Chuck Hagel believes in reducing US nuclear weapons stockpile

Washington - If confirmed as the next Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel will be the first to take the job while arguing for sharp reductions in US nuclear weapons. Hagel supports an international movement, Global Zero, that wants all nuclear weapons eliminated.

Democratic support grows for Chuck Hagel

Democrat support for former Republican Nebraska Senator Hagel's nomination to the next United States' defense secretary grew Thursday as he met with Democratic lawmakers and leaders to clear up his statements on Israel and confirm his commitment.

Op-Ed: Republicans on Chuck Hagel: Different times, different tunes

Washington - According to Democratic officials, Obama will nominate former Nebraska Senator, Chuck Hagel as Defense Secretary, to replace Leon Panetta, now head of the CIA.

Op-Ed: Chuck Hagel the new U.S. Defense Secretary?

Washington - Rumours point to Chuck Hagel, a former Republican Senator, as the top candidate for Secretary of Defense. In spite of Hagel's Republican background, many on the right consider him not hawkish enough on terrorism and not supportive enough of Israel.

Obama could choose new defense secretary sooner than expected

US President Barack Obama may name his new defense secretary in December, which is much sooner than originally expected. He may choose to announce his pick for secretary of state at the same time.

Chuck Hagel: Iraq and Afghanistan aren't ours to win or lose

The former Republican Senator from Nebraska and current National Security Advisor to United States President Barack Obama, Chuck Hagel, believes fighting the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq will not work and what history has to teach us.
 

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel meets with Peruvian Defense Minister Pedro Cateriano before th...
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel meets with Peruvian Defense Minister Pedro Cateriano before the start of the conference.
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U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel  right  presents the battle colors of U.S. Forces Korea to South ...
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, right, presents the battle colors of U.S. Forces Korea to South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin during a change-of-command ceremony in Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 2, 2013.
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Many politicians such as Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel mention that sexual assault cases are a pr...
Many politicians such as Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel mention that sexual assault cases are a priority. Changes to disclosure policies and definitions of the law are rarely brought up though.
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U.S. Defense Secretary CVhuck Hagel shakes hands with Peruvian military official on arrival in Peru ...
U.S. Defense Secretary CVhuck Hagel shakes hands with Peruvian military official on arrival in Peru on Monday, October 13, 2014.
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel before the two addresse...
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel before the two addressed the nation's top military commanders at the Pentagon on January 16, 2014. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]
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