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In Mongolia, Hagel looks to bolster US military ties

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 13:30

Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel flew to Mongolia today to endorse stronger military ties with a government eager for US partnership as a counterweight to its powerful neighbours, Russia and China.

Chinese military cadets grill Hagel over US Pivot to Asia

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 21:46

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel faced grilling from Chinese military cadets here, a day after he traded barbs publicly with his Chinese counterpart over Washington`s role in sensitive territorial disputes in the Asia Pacific region to counter Beijing`s rise.

US, China defence chiefs wrangle publicly over Japan

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 21:56

The defence chiefs of China and the US traded barbs publicly, with China questioning Secretary Chuck Hagel`s support for Japan and warning that it will not allow an "iota of violation" of its territory.

China shows off new aircraft carrier to US defence chief

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 10:23

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel expects to visit China`s aircraft carrier when he arrives in the country on Monday, a US official said, in an unprecedented opening by Beijing to highlight a potent symbol of its military buildup.

Chuck Hagel urges China to use its `great power` responsibly

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 05:24

US Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel Sunday urged China not to take unilateral action to resolve territorial disputes with its neighbours, saying Beijing must use its "great power" responsibly.

US to deploy more destroyers in Sea of Japan

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 03:14

The US will deploy two more destroyers equipped with anti-missile systems in Japan prior to 2017 in response to the recent provocations by North Korea, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Sunday.

US defence chief warns China over territorial claims

Last Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014, 16:49

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel on Sunday warned China against unilateral action to resolve a territorial dispute with Japan or other Asian countries, drawing a parallel with Russia`s incursion in Ukraine.

US to deploy 2 more destroyers to Japan by 2017

Last Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014, 10:14

The US will deploy two additional ballistic missile defense destroyers to Japan by 2017 as part of an effort to bolster protection from North Korean missile threats, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Sunday.

US seeks to reassure Japan amid Ukraine crisis fallout

Last Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014, 11:51

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel on Saturday vowed America would stand by its security commitments to Tokyo, after Russia`s intervention in Ukraine raised concerns in a region plagued by its own territorial disputes.

Israel`s Yaalon says he did not mean to offend US

Last Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014, 13:03

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon has told Washington he did not mean to cause offence in a speech that was critical of US policies, and Israeli officials said they hoped the matter was behind them.

India welcomes Congress backing for Sikhs in US military

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 15:41

India has welcomed the move by over 100 US lawmakers asking Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel to allow Sikhs to serve in the American armed forces with their articles of faith such as turbans and beard.

US to expand military ties with Poland, Baltic states

Last Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014, 10:03

The US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said here Wednesday that the US plans to expand military cooperation with Poland and Baltic states to show "support" for its allies amid crisis in Ukraine.