US defense secretary to return part of his salary

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

Mali operations good example of dealing shared threat: Hagel

Military operation in Mali was good example of building an alliance with common interests to deal with shared threats and challenges, US Defense Secretary, Chuck Hagel, told his French counterpart.

Hagel optimistic on Afghan commando agreement

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.

Chuck Hagel sworn-in as new US Defence Secretary

Former Republican senator Chuck Hagel was today sworn-in as the new US Defence Secretary, in the midst of a controversy over his remarks that India "financed problems" for Pakistan in Afghanistan.

Kyrgyzstan rules out US using base after 2014

The Manas air base at Bishkek airport serves as a crucial
hub for the NATO-led force in Afghanistan.

‘US with world`s strongest military despite cuts’

Leon Panetta cautioned global rivals on Sunday not to misjudge US plans to slash military spending over the next decade.