Mar 18, 2013 16:30 EDT
The United States is struggling to track a fragmented Syrian opposition and has found it increasingly difficult to get a clear picture of rebel factions, the US military's top officer said Monday.
Mar 11, 2013 12:58 EDT
Faced with inflammatory remarks from Afghan President Hamid Karzai and insurgent bombings, Chuck Hagel showed an abundance of caution in his first visit to Afghanistan as America's new Pentagon chief.
Mar 03, 2013 22:19 EST
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak warned Iran that Israel would never allow Iranian leaders to develop a nuclear weapon, as he addressed a powerful US-Israel lobby.
Mar 01, 2013 21:27 EST
Major budget cuts will endanger the US military's ability to conduct its missions, Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel warned.
Mar 01, 2013 16:43 EST
Looming budget cuts that will hit the US Defense Department from Friday will endanger the military's ability to conduct its missions, Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel warned.
Feb 27, 2013 14:39 EST
America cannot "dictate to the world" and must work with allies and build relationships with other nations, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said shortly after being sworn in Wednesday as the new Pentagon chief.
Feb 27, 2013 10:55 EST
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was sworn in Wednesday after a divisive Senate debate over his nomination that signals a rocky road ahead as he tackles deep budget cuts and frayed ties with Congress.
Feb 26, 2013 22:41 EST
The US Senate confirmed Chuck Hagel to be secretary of defense, ending a long and acrimonious nomination process and handing President Barack Obama a boost as he fills his second-term cabinet.
Feb 26, 2013 17:20 EST
The US Senate confirmed Chuck Hagel to be secretary of defense Tuesday, ending an acrimonious nominations process and giving President Barack Obama a victory as he fills his second-term cabinet.
Feb 26, 2013 14:40 EST
The US-led force in Afghanistan has incorrectly reported a decline last year in Taliban attacks, officials said Tuesday, casting doubts on NATO's claims of progress in the war.
Feb 23, 2013 06:00 EST
The Barack Obama administration took another step toward institutionalizing gay marriage, formally asking the US Supreme Court to strike down a 1996 law defining marriage exclusively as a union between a man and a woman.
Feb 22, 2013 11:11 EST
NATO may station up to 12,000 troops in Afghanistan to train and assist Kabul's forces after its combat mission against the Taliban ends there in 2014, US officials said Friday.
Feb 22, 2013 09:49 EST
NATO may station up to 12,000 troops in Afghanistan to train and assist Kabul's forces after the alliance's combat mission there against the Taliban ends in 2014, US officials said Friday.
Feb 21, 2013 16:19 EST
Fifteen US Senate Republicans on Thursday urged President Barack Obama to withdraw his controversial pick to head the Pentagon, even as others in the party concede the nominee will be confirmed next week.
Feb 20, 2013 20:39 EST
The US government vowed to aggressively combat a rise in the foreign theft of trade secrets amid mounting concerns over recent hacking attacks allegedly emanating from China.
Feb 20, 2013 16:49 EST
America's political leaders are once again playing Russian Roulette with the world's single largest economy.
Feb 20, 2013 14:27 EST
Amid rising concern over alleged cyber crime originating from China, the White House will unveil a new plan Wednesday to help US firms thwart the theft of billions of dollars in trade secrets.
Feb 19, 2013 17:38 EST
US General John Allen, who just wrapped up a tour as commander in Afghanistan, said Tuesday he will retire instead of accepting the top job at NATO, citing his wife's health problems.
Feb 19, 2013 14:59 EST
Apple on Tuesday said it was hit by hackers who wormed their way into the California company's system but evidently failed to steal any data.
Feb 19, 2013 13:30 EST
China's army controls hundreds if not thousands of virulent and cutting-edge hackers, according to a report Tuesday by a US Internet security firm that traced a host of cyberattacks to an anonymous building in Shanghai.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|Assumed office |
February 13, 2009
|Preceded by||Michael Hayden|
July 17, 1994 – January 20, 1997
|Preceded by||Mack McLarty|
|Succeeded by||Erskine Bowles|
January 21, 1993 – October 1994
|Preceded by||Richard Darman|
|Succeeded by||Alice Rivlin|
Chairman of the House Budget Committee
1989 – 1993
|Preceded by||William H. Gray|
|Succeeded by||Martin Olav Sabo|
January 3, 1993 – January 22, 1993
|Preceded by||Cal Dooley|
|Succeeded by||Sam Farr|
January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1993
|Preceded by||Burt L. Talcott|
|Succeeded by||Don Edwards|
|Born||June 28, 1938 |
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1963–1965|
|Awards||Army Commendation Medal|