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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...
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. He said Hagel has been instrumental in putting together the U...
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.
The move goes beyond precautions recommended by the Obama administration for civilians, although Pres…
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.
The strikes represented a broadening of the U...
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. Martin Dempsey says it's possible to contain the Islamic State militants…
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. Hagel said the additional soldiers arrived in the area around the city of Erbil...
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.
Hagel’s press secretary, Rear Adm...

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