US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Sunday the Pentagon will accelerate its mission to train Iraqi forces to combat Islamic State militants, using troops already in Iraq to start the effort while funding is sought for a broader initiative.
Pledging firm action to support the men and women who handle the world's most powerful and deadly weapons, the Pentagon will spend an additional USD 10 billion to correct deep problems of neglect and mismanagement within the nation's nuclear forces, Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said.
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel stressed the need for honesty in internal government discussions on Thursday as he declined comment on a two-page internal memo he wrote on Syria policy, described as critical by people familiar with its contents.
Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday approved a recommendation by military leaders that all US troops returning from Ebola response missions in West Africa be kept in supervised isolation for 21 days.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel grabbed a ladder extending through the sleek black hull of the USS Tennessee at a Navy submarine base here and disappeared down the hatch for a close look at one of the Pentagon`s most daunting budget issues.
Pakistan's Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif will visit the US next month for crucial security talks with American defence officials, his first such trip since taking over as Chief of Army Staff (COAS) last year.
Reaffirming their shared interest in strengthening cooperation in several areas, top leaders of the US and China have discussed the importance of maintaining the "positive momentum" that the two countries have developed in their military-to-military relationship, the Pentagon said.
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has said that the world has now become a more volatile, less predictable and more threatening as he warned that the US Army is still short of what is needed to defend the nation with minimum risk after being hit with the budget cuts last year.
Rising global temperatures, rapidly melting arctic ice and other effects of climate change are posing immediate risks to US national security and military and humanitarian operations, the Pentagon warned Monday.