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Pentagon chief to take in Singapore, Europe next week

Last Updated: Saturday, May 24, 2014, 08:31

Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel will embark Wednesday on a 12-day trip that will take in Singapore before heading to Europe for talks with NATO allies.

Pentagon chief to head to Saudi, Israel next week

Last Updated: Friday, May 09, 2014, 23:59

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will fly to Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Israel next week for talks that are expected to focus on Iran`s nuclear program and Syria`s civil war, officials said Friday.

Obama names new CIA, Pentagon chief

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 08, 2013, 00:31

Confirming speculations of media reports, US President Barrack Obama named Former Senator and Vietnam War veteran Chuck Hagel as the new Defense Sec.

Won`t accept extra spending cuts: Pentagon chief

Last Updated: Friday, August 05, 2011, 09:34

Leon Panetta said large military cutbacks would weaken the United States faced with rising powers.

Panetta sworn in as Obama`s second Pentagon chief

Last Updated: Friday, July 01, 2011, 21:24

A day after stepping down as CIA director, Leon Panetta was sworn as secretary of defense.

US Senate confirms Panetta as Pentagon chief

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 22, 2011, 10:30

The US Senate has unanimously approved the nomination of Leon Panetta, the CIA Director, to be the next Pentagon chief.