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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, left, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey testify concerning the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, September 16, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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President Barack Obama, flanked by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, and Joint Chefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, speaks at the Pentagon, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, to mark the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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'Get Ready': Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel gives an ominous warning about a brutal, rapidly advancing militant group. (Associated Press)

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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, right, takes a question from Gunnery Sgt. Wilburn Jeffrey during a question and answer period with Marines at Camp Pendleton on Tuesday Aug. 12, 2014. Hagel announced the deployment of another 130 U.S. troops to Iraq in remarks to Marines at this Southern California base on the final stop of a weeklong, around-the-world trip that also took him to India, Germany and Australia. (AP Photo/The Orange County Register, Paul Rodriguez)

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, accompanied by Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, briefs reporters at the Pentagon, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, where he recommended shrinking the Army to its smallest size since the buildup to U.S. involvement in World War II in an effort to balance postwar defense needs with budget realities. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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** FILE ** In this May 1, 2014, file photo, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks to reporters at the Pentagon. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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FILE - In this May 1, 2014 file photo, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks to reporters at the Pentagon. Hagel said in an interview broadcast Friday that the focus of an investigation into alleged delayed treatments and deaths in the Veterans Administration's health care system should be to "fix the problem" rather than fire VA Secretary Eric Shinseki. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 11, 2014, before the House Armed Services Committee. Hagel faced angry lawmakers becoming the first Obama administration official to testify publicly about the controversial prisoner swap with the Taliban. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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** FILE ** Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, left, and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, appear on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at a Senate Armed Services Committee. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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FILE - This July 3, 2014 file photo shows Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaking at the Pentagon. Defense Secretary Hagel told naval submariners on Wednesday that the U.S. has let its focus on the military’s nuclear responsibilities drift a bit, but two reviews are wrapping up and he will be looking at recommendations to strengthen the health of the force. Speaking at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Hagel said more attention must be paid to the nuclear forces as key to national security. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, accompanied by Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, briefs reporters at the Pentagon, Thursday, July 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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Senate Armed Service Committee member Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 8, 2014, after attending a closed committee meeting on the situations in Iraq and Afghanistan from Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin E. Dempsey. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, right, accompanied by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, briefs reporters at the Pentagon, Thursday, July 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 11, 2014, before the House Armed Services Committee. Hagel faced angry lawmakers becoming the first Obama administration official to testify publicly about the controversial prisoner swap with the Taliban. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 11, 2014, to testify before the House Armed Services Committee. Hagel faced angry lawmakers becoming the first Obama administration official to testify publicly about the controversial prisoner swap with the Taliban. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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** FILE ** In this May 1, 2014, file photo, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks to reporters at the Pentagon. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will testify about the Bergdahl prisoner exchange before the House Armed Services committee next week. (Associated Press)

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will testify about the Bergdahl prisoner exchange before the House Armed Services committee next week. (Associated Press)