Barack Obama to nominate Ashton Carter as Pentagon chief today
Barack Obama to nominate Ashton Carter as Pentagon chief today

US President Barack Obama will announce his choice of former Pentagon official Ashton Carter to be his next secretary of defense on Friday, a White House official said.

US attacks on IS group may help Assad: Pentagon chief

Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel acknowledged Thursday that Syria`s President Bashar al-Assad could "benefit" from US-led air strikes against the Islamic State group, one of the regime`s adversaries.

Pentagon chief to take in Singapore, Europe next week

Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel will embark Wednesday on a 12-day trip that will take in Singapore before heading to Europe for talks with NATO allies.

Pentagon chief to head to Saudi, Israel next week

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will fly to Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Israel next week for talks that are expected to focus on Iran`s nuclear program and Syria`s civil war, officials said Friday.

Obama names new CIA, Pentagon chief

Confirming speculations of media reports, US President Barrack Obama named Former Senator and Vietnam War veteran Chuck Hagel as the new Defense Sec.

Won`t accept extra spending cuts: Pentagon chief

Leon Panetta said large military cutbacks would weaken the United States faced with rising powers.

Panetta sworn in as Obama`s second Pentagon chief

A day after stepping down as CIA director, Leon Panetta was sworn as secretary of defense.

US Senate confirms Panetta as Pentagon chief

The US Senate has unanimously approved the nomination of Leon Panetta, the CIA Director, to be the next Pentagon chief.