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  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel waves as he boards his plane before his departure at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Thursday, May 29, 2014. Hagel is on a 12-day trip to Asia and Europe, his fourteenth international trip, and is traveling the Shangri La Dialogue to discuss key regional and global issues with leaders of several countries. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Pool)

    AP sources: Russian troops leaving Ukraine border

    U.S. defense officials said Thursday that Russia has pulled most of its forces away from the Ukraine border, a withdrawal that the U.S. has been demanding for weeks.


  • Hagel to raise China disputes in meeting

    Days after the U.S. and China traded new accusations of cyberspying, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday he will press the same issues in a face-to-face meeting with a top military officer from Beijing this weekend.


  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel steps out of his vehicle before boarding his plane prior to his departure from Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Wednesday, May 28, 2014. Hagel is traveling on a 12-day trip to Asia and Europe, his fourteenth international trip, to discuss key regional and global issues with leaders of several countries. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez, Pool)

    Hagel: Afghan anti-terror planning still underway

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday it was not clear yet how many troops the U.S. will use to battle terrorists in Afghanistan in the coming two years, but he expressed some confidence that the Afghan forces will improve enough to secure and govern their own country.


  • With the Lincoln Memorial in the background, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks at a 10th anniversary ceremony for the WWII Memorial in Washington, Saturday, May 24, 2014, ahead of Memorial Day on Monday. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

    Hagel orders review of VA's military health care system

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered a 90-day review of the military health care system, spurred on by the investigation into treatment delays and secret waiting lists at Veteran Affairs facilities around the country.


  • Hagel offers compromise on SunZia line project

    Security concerns about a proposed $2 billion transmission line between Arizona and New Mexico can be resolved, according to the U.S. Defense Department.


  • A United States Naval Academy midshipman reacts after receiving her diploma as Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel shakes hands with a midshipman during the United States Naval Academy 2014 Class academy's graduation and commissioning ceremonies at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis,  Md., Friday, May 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

    Check 'internal compass': Hagel touts morals at Naval Academy graduation

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called on U.S. Naval Academy cadets Friday to regularly check their "internal compass," act ethically and lead with compassion as officers, and urged them to take a stand against sexual assault in the ranks.


  • 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)

    Sec. Hagel : Accountability needed in VA system

    Defense Secretary Chuck 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 to fire VA Secretary Eric Shinseki.


  • Graduating U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen throw their hats into the air during the United States Naval Academy 2014 Class graduation and commissioning ceremonies at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis, Md., Friday May 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

    Hagel: New officers must help eliminate assault

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Friday that new officers will be counted on to lead the fight against sexual assault, remain ethical under tough circumstances and help people in the military facing mental health issues.


  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, shakes hands with U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel while delivering remarks at his office on Friday, May 16, 2014 in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Mandel Ngan, Pool)

    Hagel says US won't let Iran build nuclear weapon

    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel pledged to Israeli leaders Friday that the U.S. "will do what we must" to prevent the Jewish state's greatest fear of a nuclear-armed Iran.


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