More Chuck Hagel Articles

  • APNewsBreak: Manning to begin gender treatment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Bureau of Prisons has rejected the Army's request to accept the transfer of national security leaker Pvt. Chelsea Manning from the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, to a civilian facility where she could get better treatment for her gender-identity condition....

  • Hagel: US aware of Russian, Iranian roles in Iraq

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. knows Russia and Iran are providing fighter aircraft to help Iraq combat Islamic extremists, but Washington is not coordinating assistance with either Russia or Iran, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Friday. Hagel was asked at a Pentagon news conference about...

  • Hagel says nuclear operation has drifted

    KINGS BAY, Georgia (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told naval submariners on Wednesday that the U.S. has let its focus on the military's nuclear responsibilities drift a bit, but two reviews are wrapping up and he will be looking at recommendations to strengthen the health of the force....

  • Chuck Hagel thanks Tim Howard for 'defending the United States'

    The SecDef expressed gratitude to the American goalie for his heroic efforts in Tuesday's loss to Belgium.

  • In Bowe Bergdahl hearing, Chuck Hagel hedges the tough questions

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is not a lawyer. He's not famous for lawyerly evasions. But when it came to a few of the most critical issues discussed at the House Armed Services Committee's hearing on the Bowe Bergdahl case Wednesday, Hagel was full of wiggle words.

  • VIDEO: Chuck Hagel stands by decision to exchange Taliban detainees

    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel fully stands by the decision to exchange five senior members of the Taliban for the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, he said at a House Armed Services Committee hearing Wednesday morning.

  • Chuck Hagel: 'Last, best opportunity' to free Bowe Bergdahl

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said he takes his role in the decision to release Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for five Taliban leaders “damn seriously” and stood by it, saying it was the “last, best opportunity to free him” and was both legal and in the national interest. Hagel...

  • Full crisis mode: Obama administration now saying the Bergdahl deal was Chuck Hagel's call

    White House officials on Monday attempted to distance President Obama from the decision to exchange five Taliban officers for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl by claiming that it was Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's call, a likely response to recent polls indicating that most Americans disapprove of the...



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