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Dunford, Carter ascend to new leadership roles in Navy Department

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Gen. Joe Dunford is the new Marine Corps commandant nominee, and Rear Adm. Walter Carter Jr. has been nominated to lead the U.S. Naval Academy.

Tags: people , management , Joe Dunford , Walter Carter , Navy , Marines Corps , U.S. Naval Academy , DoD , Congress , Stephanie Wasko

Friday - 06/06/2014, 01:20pm EDT

Hagel visits Singapore

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel met in Singapore late last week with that nation's defense minister, Dr. Ng Eng Hen. The two met on the sidelines of the annual Shangri-La Dialogue, a major annual forum for key leaders in the Asia-Pacific region to discuss security challenges and opportunities. Hagel thanked Ng for his strong support of the relationship the two militaries continue to enjoy. They also discussed a range of regional security issues, to include tensions in the South and East China seas, recent events in Thailand, defense reforms in Japan, and the need for a continued focus on dialogue, cooperation and the peaceful resolution of disputes in the region.

Tags: DoD , Singapore , Ng Eng Hen , Shangri-La Dialogue

Monday - 06/02/2014, 09:34am EDT

Afghanistan drawdown announced

President Barack Obama has announced that 9800 troops will be left behind next year when all combat troops pull out of Afghanistan. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said in a statement, "I strongly support the president's decision to maintain a limited U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan after our combat mission ends there later this year." Hagel said the move will do two things: "it will help ensure that al-Qaida cannot reconstitute itself in Afghanistan, and it will help us sustain the significant progress we have made in training and equipping the Afghan national security forces."

Tags: Afghanistan , Barack Obama , troops , withdrawal , al-Qaida , Afghan national security forces

Wednesday - 05/28/2014, 10:20am EDT

Hagel delivers commencement advice

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel addressed Naval Academy graduates last week during their commencement ceremonies and he gave them three pieces of advice. One, "connect with people on a personal level", two, "try to understand perspectives that are different from yours" and three, "be humble". He also cautioned them about pressure saying, "Once you take up your duty stations and the responsibility of leadership, you will find yourselves under tremendous pressures you've never experienced."

Tags: DoD , Naval Academy

Friday - 05/23/2014, 12:01pm EDT

AP Exclusive: Botched nuclear silo drill revealed

Tags: DoD , Air Force ,

Friday - 05/23/2014, 01:50pm EDT

Hagel not happy

The House Armed Services Committee is rejecting many cost-savings proposals from the Pentagon including closing excess military bases and retiring aging aircraft. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is displeased about this budget bill, according to Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby. Hagel plans to talk to lawmakers again about the need for another round of base closings, which was also denied by the budget.

Tags: House Armed Services Committee , DoD , Pentagon , budget , John Kirby

Monday - 05/12/2014, 08:53am EDT

Huge spike in reported military sexual assaults

Number of reported sexual assaults in the military rose 50 percent between 2012 and 2013. The Defense Department says it's confident the figure doesn't reflect more crimes, but that more victims are comfortable enough to come forward.

Tags: DoD , workforce , sexual assault , Jeffrey Snow , Anu Bhagwati , Jared Serbu

Friday - 05/02/2014, 04:56am EDT
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Hagel seeks clarification in Russia's intent

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel spoke Monday by phone with Russia's Minister of Defense. The two leaders discussed a wide range of issues related to the situation in Ukraine, with Sec. Hagel requesting clarification of Russia's intentions in Eastern Ukraine. Sergei Shoygu reiterated his assurance that Russian forces would not invade Ukraine. Sec. Hagel emphasized how dangerous the situation remains and expressed his desire to find a responsible way forward. Regarding recent actions by Ukrainian security forces, Sec. Hagel reiterated the right of the government of Ukraine to preserve law and order within its own borders.

Tags: Russia , Ukraine , Sergei Shoygu , military invasion , DoD

Tuesday - 04/29/2014, 09:33am EDT
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