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Congress worries Iraq crisis could be repeated in Afghanistan

...assurances that Afghanistan won't devolve into chaos after Americans leave, as Iraq has."There's no guarantee," Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told a Senate panel Wednesday. "It is up to the people of Afghanistan to make these decisions, their...
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U.S. relationships with Asia-Pacific region: A confluence of imperatives for Alaska

...its forces based there are part of the United States' Pacific Command. A clear example of this expansion was Defense Secretary Hagel's announcement that the U.S. will be deploying 14 new ground-based missile interceptors at Fort Greely...
Hagel says nations must avoid conflict in Arctic

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia - The U.S. will assert its sovereignty in the Arctic, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned Friday, even as Russia, China and other nations stake claims and expand their use of the icy waters for military...
House panel OKs $601 billion defense bill

...members to pay slightly more in out-of-pocket costs for off-base housing.The panel's actions came a day after Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel appealed for fiscal restraint."Sustaining our edge in the face of new strategic and fiscal challenges...
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Two Alaska military bases are finalists for F-35s

...the F-35 variants have yet been deployed in squadron strength.According to a draft budget released Tuesday by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, F-35s are expected to replace the Air Force's aging A-10 ground-support aircraft by 2020...
Nations jockey for Arctic position

...develop a plan to implement the U.S. strategy for the Arctic that President Barack Obama unveiled seven months ago.Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel rolled out the Pentagon's Arctic blueprint last month, joining the Coast Guard and other government...
Nuke troubles run deep; key officers "burned out"

...with respect to the ICBM community and their needs," says Hardison, the behavioral scientist who led the study.Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel delivered a "no-room-for-error" message when he visited U.S. Strategic Command in Nebraska...
Missile plan changes may provide opening for talks

...missiles and had indicated that they would not consider further nuclear arms cuts unless their concerns were resolved.Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the cancellation was part of an overall restructuring of missile defense plans aimed at stopping...
Russia unmoved by US missile defense plan change

...doesn't mollify Moscow's opposition.U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel last week announced that plans to place...connection with what was announced by the U.S. defense secretary, and we see no grounds for correcting our position...
Murkowski talks sequestration, partisanship

...putting another human being on a cramped vessel."On the confirmation hearing of former U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel for Defense Secretary:"My view is his performance ... was really quite concerning," Murkowski said. "I don't think we ever equivocate...


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