News: Nation Chuck Hagel sworn in as defense secretary February 27, 2013 | Modified: February 27, 2013 at 9:46 am Leave a comment WASHINGTON (AP) — Chuck Hagel sworn in as defense secretary. Sign Up for the Daily E-dition newsletter! Please enter your email address below to begin receiving the Daily E-dition newsletter. You must enter a valid email address in the field above! Thank you for signing up for the Daily E-dition newsletter! You should receive your first newsletter very soon. We're sorry, there was an error processing your newsletter signup. Please click here to visit our Newsletter Signup Center to register for this newsletter.