Defense Secretary

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 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...