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Chuck Hagel

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  • Ukraine crisis: U.S. to send F-16 fighters to Poland

    Ukraine crisis: U.S. to send F-16 fighters to Poland
    WASHINGTON—The Pentagon will send a dozen F-16 fighters and 300 troops to Poland to reinforce U.S. commitment to defending its allies in Eastern Europe as thousands of Russian forces appeared to tighten their grip on parts of Ukraine, officials said...
  • Russia rebrands its Crimean incursion

    Russia rebrands its Crimean incursion
    KIEV, Ukraine — It's not Moscow calling the shots in Crimea, it's local "self-defense forces." The Kremlin didn't reinforce its troops on the strategic peninsula to seize it but to respond to an appeal from deposed Ukrainian President Viktor...
  • White House seeks halt to military spending cuts

    White House seeks halt to military spending cuts
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration called for a halt in reducing military spending, arguing that further cuts would result in a significantly smaller Army and Marine Corps, the mothballing of airplanes and an aircraft carrier, and the purchase of...
  • Afghanistan security at risk in U.S. pullout, official says

    Afghanistan security at risk in U.S. pullout, official says
    BRUSSELS — Security in Afghanistan would decrease steadily if all U.S. troops are withdrawn this year, a senior U.S. military official warned Thursday, two days after President Obama ordered the Pentagon to begin contingency planning for such a...
  • President Obama pressures Afghanistan leader Karzai on security deal

    President Obama pressures Afghanistan leader Karzai on security deal
    WASHINGTON — Signaling his frustration with events in Afghanistan, President Obama ordered the Pentagon on Tuesday to step up plans to withdraw all U.S. troops by January if Afghan leaders don't sign a bilateral security agreement. In an unusually...
  • NATO puts pressure on Afghanistan to sign troop agreement

    NATO puts pressure on Afghanistan to sign troop agreement
    BRUSSELS -- The U.S. and its European allies on Wednesday turned up the pressure on Afghanistan to authorize foreign troops on its territory after 2014, even as officials acknowledged that they may have to wait for President Hamid Karzai’s successor...
  • Kerry threatens sanctions if Russia doesn't withdraw from Ukraine

    Kerry threatens sanctions if Russia doesn't withdraw from Ukraine
    WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John F. Kerry, denouncing what he called Russia's invasion of Ukraine as an “incredible act of aggression,” said the United States is considering an array of economic sanctions to persuade Russian President...
  • Ukraine's fugitive president turns up in Russia

    Ukraine's fugitive president turns up in Russia
    MOSCOW — Ukraine's fugitive president turned up in Russia on Thursday and masked gunmen seized government buildings in the Crimean region as tension built over the direction of the country's revolution. The day's developments left Russia trying to...
  • Chuck Hagel's nuclear exemption

    Chuck Hagel's nuclear exemption
    The headlines on the Pentagon budget unveiled by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel this week were all about austerity: the smallest U.S. Army since 1940; fewer aircraft, ships and armored vehicles; even some modest belt-tightening on future military pay and...
  • For F/A-18 Super Hornet, the end may be on the horizon

    For F/A-18 Super Hornet, the end may be on the horizon
    Workers at Northrop Grumman Corp.'s 1-million-square-foot El Segundo facility on Aviation Boulevard have been cranking out fuselage sections for the Navy's F/A-18 fighter jet for decades. But now, the end may be near. Since entering service in 1983,...
  • Proposed Pentagon budget cuts would shrink Army, retire aircraft

    Proposed Pentagon budget cuts would shrink Army, retire aircraft
    WASHINGTON — The Army will shrink to its lowest troop levels since before World War II under a budget proposed Monday by the Obama administration that seeks to downsize the Pentagon from the wartime buildup of the last 13 years, and calls for...