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Chuck Hagel

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  • NATO to send ships to Baltic to bolster defense of eastern European allies

    NATO to send ships to Baltic to bolster defense of eastern European allies
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO is sending part of its naval rapid reaction force to the Baltic Sea as part of a drive to step up the defense of eastern European allies in response to the crisis in Ukraine, the military alliance said on Thursday. Separately,...
  • Putin says annexation of Crimea partly a response to NATO enlargement

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said Russia had been forced to respond to NATO enlargement and that its annexation of Crimea, home to its Black Sea Fleet, was partly influenced by the Western military alliance's expansion into...
  • U.S. to send Ukraine's military medical supplies, helmets

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Thursday it would send Ukraine's armed forces medical supplies, sleeping mats and other non-lethal aid, seeking to signal support for Kiev while stopping far short of adding any U.S. weaponry to a deepening...
  • Pentagon says automatic budget cuts would hit F-35, other weapons

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon on Tuesday detailed $48.3 billion in cuts to major weapons programs like Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 fighter jet that would kick in from fiscal 2016 to 2019 if Congress does not reverse automatic budget cuts that are to...
  • Space entrepreneur seeks end to spy satellite launch monopoly

     Space entrepreneur seeks end to spy satellite launch monopoly
    A high-stakes battle is underway in Washington over launching the U.S. government's most sophisticated national security satellites. Space entrepreneur Elon Musk is pitted against the nation's two largest weapons makers, Boeing Co. and Lockheed Martin...
  • Poland: NATO should send troops to east Europe, ignore Russia's objections

    WARSAW (Reuters) - Russia's military intervention in Ukraine's Crimea peninsula makes it vital that NATO station significant numbers of troops in eastern Europe and ignore any objections Russia might have in this respect, Poland's defense minister said....
  • Instead of mothballing Navy ships, give them to our allies

    Instead of mothballing Navy ships, give them to our allies
    A bitter debate has raged in the Pentagon for several months about the wisdom of taking the nuclear aircraft carrier George Washington out of service to save money. The Washington, at 24 years old a relatively young vessel, is due for a costly refit, a...
  • Vet goes on the road to stand by fallen Oviedo hero

    Vet goes on the road to stand by fallen Oviedo hero
    "Got your six." World War I aces gave flight to the term that's become war-fighter code for "I've got your back." Three years ago, the words gained new resonance for U.S. Army veteran Harry Conner. That's when the Orlando man first read in this column...
  • Narrowed smoker discounts still seen as unhealthy

    Whether bases should "continue to sell tobacco is something we need to look at and we are," said Hagel. "We owe it to our people. The health care costs are astounding, well over a billion dollars just in the Department of Defense on tobacco-related...
  • Fort Hood shootings could be a sign of wars' toll

    WASHINGTON For years after the 9/11 attacks, Americans worried about fundamentalist Islamic cells infiltrating the homeland and radical jihadists hiding in their midst. The latest mass shooting at a U.S. military base and the second in less than five...
  • Fort Hood soldier kills three, wounds 16 before taking own life

    Fort Hood soldier kills three, wounds 16 before taking own life
    A U.S. soldier with mental health issues shot dead three people and injured at least 16 on Wednesday before taking his own life at an Army base in Fort Hood, Texas, the site of another deadly rampage in 2009, U.S. military officials said. The soldier,...
  • Hagel: Talk about 'zero option' in Afghanistan is a negative for U.S.

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said he wishes that unnamed White House aides would stop suggesting that it would be OK for the United States to withdraw all its troops from Afghanistan. He said he worries about a resurgence of old-fashioned nationalism...