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Major piece of anti-IS strategy is stalled of what the political outcome would be," she said in a telephone interview.At a news conference Tuesday, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the U.S. had been pressing the Iraqi government on political reconciliation."At the end of...
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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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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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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...
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...
Hagel: US rethinking possibly arming rebels in Syria

...with the Syrian regime for more than two years, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday, becoming the first top...During a Pentagon news conference with British Defense Secretary Philip Hammond, Hagel said arming the rebels was...
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Obama: No tolerance for sexual assault rebuke Tuesday, President Barack Obama said he has no tolerance for the problem and that he had talked to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel about it. He said any military member found guilty of sexual assault should be held accountable, prosecuted...
Red line? US says Syria used poison

...enormous consequences."The White House disclosed the new intelligence Thursday in letters to two senators, but had Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announce it to reporters traveling with him in the United Arab Emirates. The letters were sent in response...
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Defense report: Post-bin Laden raid security lapse

...address the question of possible penalties for Panetta's actions.Several days after the ceremony, Panetta became defense secretary. He held that post until February 2013, when he retired.A telephone call to his office in California on Wednesday...


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