514Dec 4, 2013
Defense Department Issues
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Martin Dempsey briefed reporters on a number of issues. They announced restructuring efforts and a 20 percent Defense ...
446Nov 5, 2013
National Security Challenges
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel gave the keynote address at the Center for Strategic and International Studies' fourth annual Global Security Forum. He talked about the use of drones and the ...
206Oct 31, 2013
Defense Policy Remarks
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel gave the keynote address at the Anti-Defamation League centennial meeting held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. He urged the National Guard in all states ...
98Oct 28, 2013
U.S.-New Zealand Relations
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel held a joint news conference with the Defense Minister of New Zeland Jonathan Coleman. Topics included National Security Agency spying on U.S. allies and ...
394Oct 17, 2013
Secretary Hagel on Defense Department Budget
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel held a press briefing about the re-opening of the federal government, sequestration budget cuts, and the upcoming conference committee on a fiscal year 2014 ...
981Sep 22, 2013
Washington Navy Yard Shooting Memorial Service
President Obama spoke at a memorial service for the victims of the September 16, 2013, shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. President and Mrs. Obama also spoke with members of the ...
210Sep 18, 2013
Military Base Security and Syria
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced a series of reviews of military installation security and security clearance procedures in response to the Washington, D.C., Navy Yard shootings. He and ...
263Sep 17, 2013
Wreath-Laying for Navy Yard Victims
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel placed a wreath at the U.S. Navy Memorial plaza to honor the victims of a shooting the previous day at the Washington, D.C. Navy Yard.
71Sep 11, 2013
September 11 Remembrance Ceremony at the Pentagon Opening Remarks
A private remembrance ceremony was held for the family members of the 184 people killed in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the Pentagon. The ceremony was held at the Pentagon ...
633Sep 10, 2013
Use of Military Force in Syria
Secretary of State Kerry, Secretary of Defense Hagel and Joint Chiefs Chairman Dempsey testified about the Obama administration’s request for authorization for the use of force in Syria in ...
1,288Sep 4, 2013
House Hearing on Military Force in Syria
The House Foreign Affairs Committee held a hearing on the Obama administration’s response to the use of chemical weapons in Syria, including President Obama’s request for an ...
6,764Sep 3, 2013
Authorization for Use of Military Force in Syria
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Joint Chiefs Chair Martin Dempsey testified on the Obama administrations’s case for the use of force against ...
215Aug 19, 2013
U.S.-China Military Relations
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and China’s Minister of National Defense General Chang Wanquan held a news briefing. Secretary Hagel discussed the decision by the U.S. and China to ...
187Aug 9, 2013
U.S. and Russian counterparts spoke about relations between the U.S. and Russia. Among the topics they addressed were including missile defense, Afghanistan, Syria, Iran and North ...
176Jul 31, 2013
Defense Secretary Hagel on Budget Cuts
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke to reporters about significant military force cuts due to sequestration. He outlined options from a strategic guidance review of actions the Defense ...
871Jul 27, 2013
60th Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice
President Obama and other senior government and South Korean officials spoke at an event marking the 60th anniversary of the signing of the armistice ending the Korean War July 27, 1953. Combat ...
169Jun 26, 2013
Defense Department Briefing
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey spoke to reporters in the Pentagon briefing room. Secretary Hagel Hagel announced that President Obama was ...
436Jun 12, 2013
Defense Department Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request
Secretary Hagel and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Dempsey testified on the Defense Department fiscal year 2014 budget request. Among the topics they addressed were the military response to the ...
231Jun 12, 2013
Fiscal Year 2014 Defense Department Budget Request
Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey testified on the Defense Department fiscal year 2014 defense budget request. The budget request included $527 billion in ...
144Jun 11, 2013
Defense Department Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request, Part 2
Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey testified on the Defense Department fiscal year 2014 defense budget request.*Among the issues discussed were sexual assaults in ...
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