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Stories with person: Chuck Hagel
  • Obama presents Navy with football trophy, again 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 2:40 pm
  • WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says the Navy football team not only had to overcome tough opponents to win the Commander-in-Chief trophy this year but a government shutdown as well.

  • Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions - for now 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:29 pm
  • GENEVA - In a surprise accord, Ukraine and Russia agreed Thursday on tentative steps to halt violence and calm tensions along their shared border after more than a month of Cold War-style military posturing triggered by Moscow's annexation of Crimea.

  • US sending nonlethal aid to Ukraine military 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:55 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The U.S. will send medical supplies, helmets and other nonlethal aid to the Ukrainian military in response to Russia's "dangerously irresponsible" efforts to destabilize the country, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday.

  • Call of cyber duty: Military academies take on NSA 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 11:58 am
  • WEST POINT, New York - If Douglas MacArthur or Ulysses S. Grant went to the U.S. Military Academy today, they might be testing their defensive skills hunched in front of a computer screen.

  • Hagel seeks to increase ties with Mongolia 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 7:47 am
  • ULAN BATOR, Mongolia - After days of high-profile, pressure-filled meetings, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel got to horse around a bit during a short stop in Mongolia on Thursday.

  • Hagel, Immelt to be honored with Intrepid awards 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 1:42 pm
  • NEW YORK - The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum has named this year's honorees for its annual awards.

  • Obama praises Afghans on presidential election 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 8:44 pm
  • WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said Saturday that Afghanistan's presidential election marks another milestone in the effort by the Afghan people to take full responsibility for their country as the United States and its allies gradually withdraw their forces.

  • Hagel: US strongly committed to protecting Japan 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 4:22 am
  • YOKOTA AIR FORCE BASE, Japan - Against the backdrop of Russia's takeover of Ukraine's Crimean region, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Saturday a key message he will deliver to leaders in Tokyo this weekend is that the U.S. is strongly committed to protecting Japan's security.

  • No clear security fixes for Fort Hood violence 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 6:31 pm
  • DALLAS - After three mass shootings at military bases in the U.S. over the last five years, security experts say the sad truth is that there is probably no practical way of preventing members of the armed forces or civilian employees from carrying guns onto big installations like Fort Hood.

  • US optimism ebbs over Myanmar reforms 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 4:05 am
  • WASHINGTON - Two years after the United States announced the normalization of diplomatic relations with Myanmar, optimism in Washington over the nation's embrace of democracy is waning and concern over the plight of minority Muslims is growing.

  • Hagel acts to improve POW-MIA accounting effort 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 5:14 pm
  • WASHINGTON - In a bid to improve the government's accounting for missing U.S. war dead, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Monday he is establishing a new Pentagon agency with more focused authority and innovative approaches.

  • Pentagon to triple cyber staff to thwart attacks 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 4:52 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Pentagon plans to more than triple its cybersecurity staff in the next few years to defend against Internet attacks that threaten national security, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Friday.

  • Marine: Beaufort on track to get 1st F-35 in June 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 6:21 pm
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The Marine Corps in South Carolina is getting its first futuristic F-35 fighter jets in June, a commander from the Air Station in Beaufort announced Wednesday.

  • Despite chill, cooperation between US and Russia 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 5:55 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Since the Cold War ended two decades ago, Washington has considered Moscow mostly as an unreliable ally - and, at times, a stubborn adversary, in efforts to boost the global economy, curb weapons proliferation and calm other nations in tumult. At the same time, Russia's role as a key participant in international efforts to solve global crises gives it the ability to hurt the U.S. if it decides to be uncooperative or openly obstructive.

  • ND could lose soldiers due to National Guard cuts 
    Updated: Mar-23-14 6:49 pm
  • BISMARCK, North Dakota - The North Dakota National Guard could lose about 210 soldiers under a proposed reduction of personnel called for in the U.S. Department of Defense's recommended budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

  • Ukraine crisis prompts security rethink in Europe 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 12:41 pm
  • STOCKHOLM - After the Cold War, Sweden refocused its national security strategy to give more weight to deployments in faraway conflict zones and even non-military challenges like climate change. Critics who dwelled on a Russian threat were dismissed as dinosaurs.

  • US, Europe sanctions target Putin's inner circle 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 8:33 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Raising the stakes in an East-West showdown over Ukraine, President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered economic sanctions against nearly two dozen members of Vladimir Putin's inner circle and a major Russian bank that provides them support. He warned that more sweeping penalties against Russia's robust energy sector could follow.

  • Fort Jackson general: More budget cuts hit jobs 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 6:33 pm
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The commander in charge of the Army's largest training installation warned Thursday that if a new round of automatic federal budget cuts moves forward and the Army becomes even smaller, Fort Jackson would lose about 3,100 jobs.

  • Russian: No military moves planned against Ukraine 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 3:51 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Russia's defense chief assured Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday that Russian forces along Ukraine's eastern border have no intention of crossing into Ukrainian territory.

  • Pentagon reviews will focus on military medals 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 3:24 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Pentagon has launched three separate reviews on how military medals are awarded, in the face of broad criticism over the inability to recognize heroism in incidents such as the Fort Hood shootings and aborted plans to create a new award for drone pilots.

  • Israeli minister apologizes to US for his remarks 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 3:16 pm
  • JERUSALEM - Israel's defense minister has apologized to his U.S. counterpart for criticizing Washington and for calling it weak when it comes to its stance on Iran's nuclear program.