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Ashton Carter Confirmed As Secretary Of Defense

The Senate has confirmed the president's choice to run the Pentagon.

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel / Getty Images

Sexual Assaults In Military Continue To Climb

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says there's been some ``real progress,'' but critics are troubled by an increase in sexual assaults among the military.

New data shows nearly 6,000 sexual assaults reported in 2014 by service members, a nearly 8 percent increase

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Hagel Out As Defense Secretary

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is headed out the door. President Obama announced Hagel's resignation in a statement at the White House. Obama praised Hagel's tenure as defense chief and called him a great friend

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Hagel Approves 21-Day Ebola Quarantine For Troops

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has approved a recommendation by military leaders that all U.S. troops returning from Ebola response missions in West Africa be kept in supervised isolation for 21 days

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Should Cigarette Sales Be Banned On Military Bases

 

There's a battle brewing as the Defense Department considers whether to ban the sale of cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco on military bases and ships, with some critics saying it's unfair to service members who are already sacrificing for their country.

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More Airstrikes In Iraq

The U.S. military said Sunday it launched airstrikes around Haditha Dam in western Iraq, targeting Islamic State insurgents there for the first time in a move to prevent the group from capturing the vital dam

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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.

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen

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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

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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