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Chuck Hagel

  • Obama nominates Ashton Carter for Defense secretary Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 10:35 AM ET
    Ashton 'Ash' Carter, in black at left, plans to step down as United States deputy secretary of defense.

    Ashton Carter, who faces Senate confirmation, was deputy secretary from 2011 to 2013.

  • Obama to announce Ash Carter for defense chief Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 6:29 AM ET
    Ashton 'Ash' Carter, in black at left, plans to step down as United States deputy secretary of defense.

    President Obama will announce his choice of former Pentagon official Ash Carter to be his next secretary of defense on Friday, the White House said.

  • Ex-Pentagon official may return as No. 1 Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 12:56 PM ET
    Ashton Carter

    Ashton Carter may be President Obama's top defense secretary nominee among other candidates.

  • Was Hagel's resignation a surprise? Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 11:45 AM ET
    Was Hagel's resignation a surprise?

    Eamon Javers, Washington Correspondent for CNBC said U.S Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's resignation may have appeared a "surprise", but President Barack Obama had known about this situation for a few months.

  • Hagel forced out as defense secretary Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 11:21 AM ET
    Chuck Hagel

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down under pressure, the first Cabinet-level casualty of the November elections.

  • Hagel forced to resign: NBC News Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 11:19 AM ET
    Hagel forced to resign: NBC News

    CNBC's Eamon Javers provides insight to reports saying Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was forced to resign and is not stepping down as President Obama indicated.

  • Chuck Hagel confirms resignation Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 11:15 AM ET
    Chuck Hagel confirms resignation

    U.S. secretary of Defence, Chuck Hagel says it's been "the greatest privilege of my life" to lead the defence department.

  • Obama: Hagel bolstered American leadership Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 11:12 AM ET
    Pres. Obama: Hagel bolstered America leadership globally

    President Obama announces the departure of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. Obama says Hagel will stay on until a successor is confirmed.

  • Obama: Hagel will stay until we find a successor Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 11:10 AM ET
    Obama: Hagel will stay until we find a successor

    U.S. President Barack Obama gives his thoughts on the U.S.'s Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's resignation, saying that he's "grateful" that Chuck Hagel will stay on until a successor has been found.

  • US spent $7.6B against Afghan poppy...to no avail Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 2:36 PM ET
    An Afghan policeman destroys poppies during a campaign against narcotics in Kunar province, April 29, 2014.

    Although the US spent $7.6 billion to eradicate poppy in Afghanistan, cultivation of the opium source is at an all time high.

  • New, smaller US military has long road to reality Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | 3:15 PM ET
    USS George Washington

    Proposed military budget cuts proposed by the Pentagon last week may be far from what Congress finally agrees on.

  • US defense budget Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 1:50 PM ET
    US defense budget

    President Obama is expected to release his full year 2015 budget on Tuesday. CNBC's Jane Wells reports defense stocks were up on a down market day today.

  • Big or small, spending-cut efforts hit roadblocks Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 6:44 AM ET

    Americans and their elected officials continue to resist cuts to almost any specific program, big or small.

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

    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 department's budget request

    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
    Changes for defense

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

  • Congress likely to reject base closings: Analyst Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 1:25 PM ET
    Congress likely to reject base closings: Analyst

    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
    Hagel's defense cut plan

    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.

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