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Chuck Hagel (L) and Joint Chiefs Chairman General Martin Dempsey / SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
Chuck Hagel (L) and Joint Chiefs Chairman General Martin Dempsey / SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Hagel Predicts New Offensive By ISIS

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says U.S. airstrikes have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces regain their footing in Iraq, but he expects Islamic State militants will regroup and stage a new offensive.

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Photo by Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr./U.S. Air Force via Getty Images
Photo by Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr./U.S. Air Force via Getty Images

More U.S. Troops Sent To Northern Iraq

The U.S. is increasing its military presence in Iraq by sending another 130 troops to the country.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel made the announcement while speaking to troops at Camp Pendleton, California today

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Photo by U.S. Navy via Getty IMages
Photo by U.S. Navy via Getty IMages

U.S. Ships Ordered To Persian Gulf

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered an aircraft carrier — the USS George H.W. Bush — to move from the northern Arabian Sea to the Persian Gulf as President Barack Obama considers possible military options for Iraq

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Hagel Urges Europeans To Get More Involved With NATO

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is starkly warning European allies that they must bear more of the burden of modernizing NATO or risk it becoming irrelevant.

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Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Pentagon Chief Can’t Offer Hope in Budget Cuts

The audience at the military based in Charleston, S.C., gasped in surprise and gave a few low whistles as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel delivered the news: Furloughs, which have forced a 20 percent pay cut on most of the military's civilian workforce, probably will continue next year and might worsen.

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