Articles Tagged 'Chuck Hagel'

Trump to nominate Mark Esper as Army secretary

by Jamie McIntyre
July 19, 2017
The White House will announce this week that Mark Esper will be President Trump’s nominee to be secretary of the Army, an administration official tells… READ MORE

Jack Abramoff Exclusive: Down Goes Hagel

Hey, Chuck! You just got chucked. Don’t feel bad. It was only a matter of time before they were done with you. The only surprising thing is that you could spend years in Washington and not see this one coming from a mile away. But, then again, that’s what made you so appealing to the Obama administration. You were perfectly… READ MORE

Hagel: Climate change a ‘threat multiplier’

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called on other nations to join the Pentagon in taking steps to mitigate and adapt to climate change, calling it a… READ MORE

Hagel’s ominous terror warning: ‘Beyond anything we’ve seen’

The Obama administration insisted Thursday that the U.S. will avoid mission creep in freshly war-torn Iraq, even as its Pentagon chief warned that the Islamic… READ MORE

Military families would take a $5,000 hit in benefits with Obama budget

If President Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel get their way, a typical U.S. Army sergeant stands to lose up to $5,000 in annual benefits,… READ MORE

Proposed budget will reportedly shrink Army to pre-WWII numbers

February 24, 2014

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will reportedly propose a Pentagon budget that will shrink the U.S. Army to its smallest number since 1940 and eliminate an… READ MORE

Hagel: No budget cuts off-limits

by Jeremy Herb - The Hill
April 4, 2013
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday said no budget cuts will be off-limits as the Pentagon looks to tighten its belt. “We need to challenge all past assumptions, and we need to put everything on the table,” Hagel said in his first major policy address, according to prepared remarks. Speaking at National Defense University at Fort McNair, Hagel defended his… READ MORE

Suicide bomber kills nine Afghans in Kabul during Hagel visit

KABUL | A suicide bomber blew himself up at a Defence Ministry gate in Kabul on Saturday killing nine civilians during a visit to Afghanistan by U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, underlining the insurgent threat as NATO troops prepare to leave. Hagel was nowhere near the explosion, said a spokesman for Afghanistan’s NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). A U.S.… READ MORE

Inhofe pushes against proceeding to final up-or-down vote on Hagel

by Jeremy Herb, The Hill
February 22, 2013

The top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee is calling for Republican senators to block former Sen. Chuck Hagel’s (R-Neb.) confirmation once again when… READ MORE

Senate Republicans block Hagel nomination for Defense secretary

Senate Republicans in a 58-40 vote Thursday blocked former Sen. Chuck Hagel’s (R-Neb.) nomination as Defense secretary from proceeding to a final up-or-down vote. Four… READ MORE

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