The United States and India must seize opportunities to collaborate more on defense development and not let government red tape and other problems stymie progress between the two nations, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Saturday.
Voicing concern over deteriorating situation in Iraq, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said he looked forward to his Summit meeting with President Barack Obama to discuss how India and the US can build a partnership for peace.
Ahead of his first visit to India, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has said the US is looking for new partners and relationships in Asia Pacific region which represents both opportunities and challenges.
US special forces operatives will assess the situation on the ground in Iraq to help evaluate gaps in the Iraqi security forces and increase their capacity to counter the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said today.
Strongly defending US` decision to swap five Taliban detainees for an American soldier, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday said it was the "right decision" despite the "very high risk" involved.
US political and military officials warmly welcomed Bowe Bergdahl`s release in Afghanistan, but questions about the circumstances of his kidnapping are becoming more insistent, with some soldiers accusing him of desertion.
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Sunday an operation to free soldier Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for Taliban prisoners was undertaken to save his life, as the insurgents` leader hailed the swap as a "big victory".
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel flew to Afghanistan today to talk to commanders about the progress of the Afghan forces as the US looks pull all but about 10,000 troops out of the country by the end of the year.
A top Chinese General today accused Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe and US Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel of "coordinating" and "supporting" each other in their "provocative" remarks targeted at China at the Shangri-La Dialogue here.
Thailand`s military government has readied thousands of troops and police to stop any protests on Sunday against its seizure of power, with shopping malls and some train stations closing in central Bankok areas where protesters may congregate.
Strongly denounced Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and United States Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Sunday for "provocative" remarks accusing Beijing of destabilising actions in contested regional waters.
A Chinese military official on Saturday blasted the United States for making "threats" after the US defence chief accused Beijing of inflaming tensions in the disputed South China Sea, state television reported.