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  • Pentagon committed to new F-35     Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 1:40 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports that the Defense Department plans to request $496 billion for its base budget in 2015.

  • Defense department's budget request     Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 1:32 PM ET

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is speaking at the Pentagon on defense budget cuts. CNBC's Jane Wells reports the defense department is requesting $496 billion this fiscal year.

  • Changes for defense     Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 1:27 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood is monitoring Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's remarks on cuts to the defense industry.

  • Cai Von Rumohr of Cowen and Co. discusses the likelihood Congress will support Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's proposed defense cuts.

  • Hagel's defense cut plan     Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 1:23 PM ET

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is speaking at the Pentagon on defense budget cuts. CNBC's Jane Wells reports Hagel is hoping Congress will support another round of base closings.

  • Pentagon to shrink Army to pre-World War II level Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 10:32 AM ET
    US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel.

    The U.S. government plans to shrink the Army in a new spending proposal. It would be the smallest force since before the Second World War.

  • Want to cut costs? Study says 140,000 troops can go Thursday, 26 Sep 2013 | 11:46 AM ET
    U.S. Army soldiers in Afghanistan

    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has pledged to cut the Army by 80,000, but a new study by suggests that Hagel could cut more while doing no harm.

  • Obama set to confront Syria skepticism in Congress Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 8:45 AM ET
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry

    Congress is holding its first public hearing about plans for intervention in Syria as Obama seeks to convince skeptical Americans and lawmakers about the need for military action.

  • Stocks slide for second day amid Syria concerns Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 10:16 AM ET

    Crude oil jumps to a six-week high after Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the U.S. military is ready to act if President Obama orders action over chemical weapons in Syria.

  • Egypt in turmoil: What the chaos means for the US Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 4:18 PM ET
    Plumes of smoke rise from a damaged petrol station during a violent crackdown by Egyptian security forces on a pro-Morsi sit-in demonstration at the Rabaa al-Adweya Mosque in the Nasr City district on Aug. 14, 2013, in Cairo.

    Here's a look at what is happening in Cairo, how America is involved and what it means for the U.S. relationship with Israel and U.S. security.

  • Obama Seeks Proof Syria Used Chemical Weapons Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 6:44 AM ET
    This is a satellite image of a location widely reported as a chemical weapons facility in Al Safirah, Syria collected on August 1, 2012.

    President Barack Obama said he needed definitive proof the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons in the country's civil war before he would take action.

  • US: Syria's Assad May Have Used Chemical Weapons Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 2:35 PM ET
    U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks with reporters after reading a statement on chemical weapon use in Syria.

    The White House says Syria may have crossed President Obama's "red line" by using chemical weapons against rebels, but the administration is still trying to find a "smoking gun."

  • North Korea Warns; US Boosts Guam Defense Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 7:40 PM ET
    A United States Army missile defense system.

    Rhetoric is heating up: North Korea's army warned that it has been cleared to wage an attack on the US, while the US said it will deploy a missile defense system to Guam.

  • Obama Plans to Return Portion of Salary to Treasury Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 4:36 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    President Obama will return 5 percent of his salary each month to the Treasury in a show of solidarity with federal workers smarting from government-wide spending cuts, the White House said Wednesday.

  • Stocks Tumble on North Korea Tensions     Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 3:49 PM ET

    The U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel acknowledged he's concerned the crisis in Korea could escalate, with CNBC's Eamon Javers; and how this news is impacting stocks, with Brian Jacobsen, Wells Fargo Advantage Funds and Tom McClellan, The McClellan Market Report.

  • US Sending THAAD Missile Defense to Guam     Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 2:08 PM ET

    The U.S. military is sending missile defense technology to Guam, specifically THAAD, or Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • US to Send Missile Defense to Guam     Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 1:50 PM ET

    Defense Secretary Hagel says North Korea's rhetoric presents a "real and clear" danger from the country. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the U.S. is sending missile defense to Guam. CNBC's Bob Pisani, weighs in.

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