Hagel: Nato splitting is a concern

2015-02-05 19:15

Hagel is concerned about a possible split in Nato over threats from Russia and northern Africa.

Hagel in Baghdad to meet with Iraqi officials

2014-12-09 21:08

US defence secretary Chuck Hagel has arrived in Baghdad to consult with Iraqi government officials and confer with US commanders about the campaign to defeat ISIS.

Obama to announce defense secretary pick

2014-12-05 09:08

President Obama's choice for his next defence chief faces conflict abroad, budget retrenchment at home and the expectation that the White House will have a heavy hand in Pentagon affairs.

Hagel resignation comes at messy moment for US

2014-11-25 12:22

Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel is resigning at a particular tough time for US foreign and defence policy, with one war ending, another beginning and the Pentagon struggling with the prospect of deeper budget cuts ahead.

Hagel: US on stronger course toward security

2014-11-24 22:09

Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel says the Obama administration has put the Defence Department and the US on a stronger course toward stability and security, after tendering his resignation.

600 US troops exposed to chemical agents - officials

2014-11-07 10:32

More than 600 US troops since 2003 have reported that they were exposed to chemical agents in Iraq, officials say, a much higher number than the Pentagon stated previously.

Hagel, French minister talk about Syria strikes

2014-10-03 12:10

Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel says he spoke with the French defence minister about the possibility of France participating in airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, something the French have so far declined to do.

Chelsea Manning sues US for sex change

2014-09-25 13:02

A year after being sentenced to a 35-year prison term in the biggest confidential document leak in US history, Chelsea Manning is suing the military seeking a sex change.

Dempsey: We will act if Islamic group threatens US

2014-08-25 10:31

General Martin Dempsey says that once he determines that the Islamic State in Iraq have become a direct threat to the US, he will recommend the US move directly against the group in Syria.

US aircraft hit 90 IS targets in 3 days

2014-08-19 10:19

US military aircraft have carried out 35 air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq over the past three days, destroying more than 90 targets, the Pentagon says.


Hagel: Closing Guantanamo prison very difficult

2015-01-26 21:53

Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel has said it is "going to be very difficult" to close the controversial US prison at Guantanamo Bay by the end of President Barack Obama's term.

Obama nominates Ashton Carter for Pentagon

2014-12-05 21:11

US President Barack Obama has nominated Defence Department understudy Ashton Carter as his fourth defence secretary to replace Chuck Hagel.

Hagel's departure won't slow nuke reforms

2014-12-03 10:23

A top US official says Chuck Hagel's surprise resignation as Pentagon chief won't steal momentum from his plan to change how the nuclear air force is managed.

Pentagon boss Hagel out as ISIS war heats up

2014-11-25 05:24

President Barack Obama has announced the departure of US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel, with the White House under fire over perceived fumbling in its response to the ISIS threat.

US Defence Secretary Hagel resigns

2014-11-24 16:41

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has resigned, a US defence official says, adding that President Barack Obama had accepted his resignation.

Climate change will challenge US military

2014-10-14 07:43

The Pentagon chief has warned that climate change could bring big challenges for the US military.

FBI: 12 US citizens fighting in Syria, not 100

2014-09-26 10:44

The US believes there are about 12 Americans fighting alongside extremist groups in Syria, not more than 100, that has been cited for months.

Arab League chief: Confront ISIS group

2014-09-08 10:50

The head of the Arab League has urged its members to confront Islamic State extremists "militarily and politically", issuing an apparent call to arms.

IS threat 'beyond anything we've seen' - Pentagon

2014-08-22 10:43

The sophistication, wealth and military might of Islamic State militants pose a major threat to the United States that may surpass that from al-Qaeda, US military leaders say.

US sends 130 more military advisors to Iraq - Hagel

2014-08-13 05:33

The United States has sent 130 more military advisors to northern Iraq to assess the scope of the humanitarian crisis there, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel says.

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