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Hagel says rush to judgment on Bergdahl `unfair`

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 19:48

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel today said it is unfair to the family of released captive Sgt Bowe Bergdahl to leap to conclusions about his behaviour in uniform.

Hagel says Russian troop moves promising, but all need to go

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 10:13

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday called the withdrawal of thousands of Russian troops from the Ukrainian border a promising sign, but said all troops positioned on the frontier earlier this year needed to be moved back.

US Defence Secretary Hagel to embark on Europe Asia trip

Last Updated: Saturday, May 24, 2014, 14:38

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel would embark on a 12-day trip next week to Europe and Asia to discuss key regional and global issues with leaders of several countries, his spokesperson said.

Iran deal won`t weaken Gulf security, says US Defence Secretary

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 19:45

Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel today promised US allies in the Persian Gulf that negotiations to contain Iran`s nuclear program will not weaken their security.

Hagel worried about ethical `breakdown` in US military

Last Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014, 07:35

Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel is concerned that recent scandals signal a potential ethical "breakdown" in the US military.

Chinese actions raise regional tensions: Chuck Hagel

Last Updated: Friday, December 13, 2013, 02:05

A new air defense zone announced unilaterally by China in the East China Sea raised regional tensions, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said.

Hagel calls up Japanese counterpart, discusses China`s ADIZ

Last Updated: Thursday, November 28, 2013, 14:52

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has called up his Japanese counterpart to discuss the security situation following a Chinese decision to establish an air defence identification zone (ADIZ) over the East China Sea.

Chuck Hagel announces unpaid leave for Pentagon civilian employees

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 11:33

Chuck Hagel has announced plans to furlough most of nearly 800,000 civilian employees for up to 11 days starting July 8.

India an important country: Hagel

Last Updated: Friday, March 29, 2013, 09:08

Terming India as an important country, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday said that the country would continue to play a stabilising role in the region.

US Defence Secretary reaches out to his counterparts in world

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 06, 2013, 11:36

Newly appointed US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has reached out to his half-a-dozen counterparts from other countries, as he held his first meeting with Israeli Defence Minister at the Pentagon on Wednesday.

Who is Chuck Hagel?

Last Updated: Sunday, March 03, 2013, 12:52

The new US Defence Secretary made for grim news in India even before he took oath.

Operation to kill Osama was risky: Panetta

Last Updated: Thursday, February 14, 2013, 13:19

Panetta today said the daring operation to kill Osama bin Laden at his Abbottabad safe house in Pakistan was very risky as the al- Qaeda chief`s presence there was not 100 per cent confirmed.