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Hagel lands in Kabul amid chaos over security deal

Last Updated: Sunday, December 08, 2013, 00:07

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel arrived in Afghanistan on Saturday amid a stand-off between the US and Afghan leaders over a security agreement that President Hamid Karzai is still refusing to sign.

Top US military brass to be cut 20%, says Hagel

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 13:17

The US Defense secretary says his staff and that of his top brass will be trimmed by 20 per cent in coming years.

US-Israel arms deal sends `clear signal` to Iran: Hagel

Last Updated: Sunday, April 21, 2013, 15:57

A major US arms deal with Israel sends a "very clear signal" to Tehran that military action remains an option to stop it from going nuclear, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel told reporters on Sunday.

Pentagon chief heads to Israel after US arms deal unveiled

Last Updated: Sunday, April 21, 2013, 13:19

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel headed to Israel on Sunday in a weeklong trip to the Middle East that will be dominated by worries over Iran`s nuclear program and Syria`s raging civil war.

US defense secretary to return part of his salary

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 03, 2013, 15:12

As defense chief, Hagel earns an annual salary of about $200,000, according to the daily Politico.

Hagel optimistic on Afghan commando agreement

Last Updated: Saturday, March 09, 2013, 23:51

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said he believes US officials will be able to work things out with Afghan leaders who have ordered special operations forces out of Wardak province.

Afghan bombers strike during US official`s visit

Last Updated: Saturday, March 09, 2013, 09:06

Militants staged two suicide attacks that killed at least 19 people on Saturday, the first full day of US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel`s visit to Afghanistan. They were a fresh reminder of the challenges posed by insurgents to the US-led NATO force as it hands over the country`s security to the Afghans.

For a secure Afghan, Pak needs to eliminate safe havens: US

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 15:29

Terming Pakistan as the key to US success in Afghanistan, Panetta said this was the single most important factor after the development of capabilities of the Afghan forces.

Al Qaeda decimated but not finished: Panetta

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 13:05

Panetta said due to a relentless campaign, al Qaeda`s ability to carry out a large-scale attack on the US has been seriously impacted, and as a result the US is safer against a 9/11-type attacks.

Karzai should thank allied forces in Afghan: Panetta

Last Updated: Saturday, October 06, 2012, 12:32

Panetta’s remarks came in response to Karzai`s complaints that the US is failing to go after militants based in Pakistan.