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  • Michele Flournoy Withdraws From Consideration as US Defence Secretary: Report

    Michele Flournoy Withdraws From Consideration as US Defence Secretary: Report

    Michele Flournoy, a former top US Defence Department official widely tipped as a possible replacement for Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, has taken herself out of consideration for the job, Foreign Policy Magazine reported on Tuesday.

  • Chuck Hagel's Resignation Comes at Messy Moment for United States

    Chuck Hagel's Resignation Comes at Messy Moment for United States

    United States Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is resigning at a particularly tough time for US foreign and defense policy, with one war ending, another just beginning and the Pentagon struggling with the prospect of deeper budget cuts ahead.

  • Behind Chuck Hagel's Ouster, Tensions Over Syria and Barack Obama's Team

    Behind Chuck Hagel's Ouster, Tensions Over Syria and Barack Obama's Team

    From the moment he was appointed last year, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel had a troubled relationship with President Barack Obama's tight-knit White House national security team. As the bombing intensified in Iraq and Syria, so did his problems.

  • Frontrunners Emerge for Top Pentagon Job

    Frontrunners Emerge for Top Pentagon Job

    A pair of frontrunners have emerged to take charge at the Pentagon after President Barack Obama announced the departure of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.

  • Chuck Hagel Submits Resignation as Defense Chief Under Pressure

    Chuck Hagel Submits Resignation as Defense Chief Under Pressure

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel handed in his resignation on Monday, the first Cabinet-level casualty of the collapse of President Barack Obama's Democratic majority in the Senate and the struggles of his national security team to respond to an onslaug...

  • Chuck Hagel Said to Be Stepping Down as Defense Chief Under Pressure

    Chuck Hagel Said to Be Stepping Down as Defense Chief Under Pressure

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down under pressure, the first Cabinet-level casualty of the collapse of President Barack Obama's Democratic majority in the Senate and a beleaguered national security team that has struggled to stay ahead of...

  • Chuck Hagel Resigning as US Defense Secretary: Sources

    Chuck Hagel Resigning as US Defense Secretary: Sources

    US administration sources say that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is resigning from President Barack Obama's Cabinet.

  • Chuck Hagel Announces Push to Boost US Military's Technological Edge

    Chuck Hagel Announces Push to Boost US Military's Technological Edge

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, warning that the Pentagon's technological edge is eroding, announced an ambitious effort on Saturday to identify and develop weapons systems to enable continued US military dominance in the 21st century.

  • Troubled US Nuclear Force Needs Reform, Funds: Chuck Hagel

    Troubled US Nuclear Force Needs Reform, Funds: Chuck Hagel

    The US nuclear force is plagued by declining morale, manpower shortages and mismanagement that could jeopardize its safety and effectiveness, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Friday.

  • US Defense Secretary to Announce Nuclear Operations Overhaul

    US Defense Secretary to Announce Nuclear Operations Overhaul

    US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will announce on Friday a comprehensive plan to reform US nuclear operations based on two reviews he ordered after a series of incidents involving nuclear personnel, two defense officials said.

  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Approves 21-Day Ebola Quarantine for US Troops

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Approves 21-Day Ebola Quarantine for US Troops

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday approved a recommendation by military leaders that all US troops returning from Ebola response missions in West Africa be kept in supervised isolation for 21 days.

  • Pentagon to Create Medical Support Team for US Ebola Response

    Pentagon to Create Medical Support Team for US Ebola Response

    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the creation of a 30-member expeditionary medical support team to provide emergency help in a U.S. domestic Ebola response, a Pentagon spokesman said on Sunday.

  • Ebola Scare at Pentagon After Woman Vomits in Parking Lot

    Ebola Scare at Pentagon After Woman Vomits in Parking Lot

    The Pentagon was gripped by an Ebola scare on Friday after a woman vomited in a parking lot, triggering authorities to send in a HazMat team and shut off part of the military complex before concluding she did not have the deadly virus.

  • China Tells Foreign Countries Not to Meddle in Hong Kong

    China Tells Foreign Countries Not to Meddle in Hong Kong

    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi responded on Wednesday to comments by the United States and others on pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, saying foreign countries should not meddle in China's domestic affairs.

  • Islamic State Fight Seen Costing US $2.4 Billion or More Annually

    Islamic State Fight Seen Costing US $2.4 Billion or More Annually

    US military efforts against Islamic State have cost nearly $1 billion so far and are likely to run between $2.4 billion and $3.8 billion per year if air and ground operations continue at the current pace, according to a think tank analysis.

  • Up to 15,000 Syrian Rebels Needed to Retake Eastern Syria: US Military

    Up to 15,000 Syrian Rebels Needed to Retake Eastern Syria: US Military

    A Western-backed opposition force of around 12,000 to 15,000 will be needed to retake areas of eastern Syria controlled by Islamic State militants, the top USmilitary officer said on Friday, as the Pentagon outlined the first steps in a US-led traini...

  • US Ground Troops Possible in Iraq: Top General

    US Ground Troops Possible in Iraq: Top General

    American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an election-year debate of Obama's plan...

  • John Kerry, Chuck Hagel Urge Coalition Against Islamic State

    John Kerry, Chuck Hagel Urge Coalition Against Islamic State

    America's top diplomatic and defense leaders pressed a core coalition of 10 nations to summon the willpower to go after the Islamic State group in Iraq militarily and financially, and said they must build a plan by the time the U.N. General Assembly ...

  • Iraq Works to Ease Tensions After Mosque Attack Kills 70

    Iraq Works to Ease Tensions After Mosque Attack Kills 70

    Iraqi officials worked on Saturday to calm soaring tensions after the killing of 70 people at a Sunni mosque, as Washington branded the beheading of an American journalist a "terrorist attack."

  • Kiev Says Forces Destroyed Russian Armour inside Ukraine

    Kiev Says Forces Destroyed Russian Armour inside Ukraine

    Ukraine said its artillery destroyed part of a Russian armoured column that entered its territory overnight and said its forces came under shellfire from Russia on Friday in what appeared to be a major military escalation between the ex-Soviet states...

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