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  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced that he authorized releasing details of the U.S. cyber warfare doctrine to China in a bid to win cooperation from Beijing. (Associated Press)

    Inside the Ring: Hagel releases cyber warfare plans to China

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced in China this week that he had authorized releasing details of the U.S. cyber warfare doctrine unilaterally to China in a bid to win similar cooperation from Beijing.


  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel shakes hands with Chinese Minister of Defense Chang Wanquan prior to their meeting at the Chinese Defense Ministry headquarters in Beijing, Tuesday, April 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Alex Wong, Pool)

    Hagel, Chang air differences over disputed islands

    The defense chiefs of China and the U.S. faced off Tuesday over Beijing's escalating territorial disputes in the region, with U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel telling his Chinese counterparts they do not have the right to unilaterally establish an air defense zone over disputed islands with no consultation.


  • U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, left, is welcomed by Rear Admiral Guan Youfei, Director of Foreign Affairs Office of the Chinese Defense Ministry and U.S. Ambassador to China, Max Baucus, upon his arrival at Qingdao International Airport in Qingdao, China, Monday, April 7, 2014. Hagel is currently on his fourth trip to Asian nations since taking office. (AP Photo/Alex Wong, Pool)

    Hagel tours China's new aircraft carrier

    The United States' campaign to encourage China to be more open about its military growth and intentions got a symbolic boost Monday with a tour for Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel of the country's first aircraft carrier, but efforts to get the Asian giant to be more transparent about cyberattacks and other defense operations has been less successful.


  • Accompanied by Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera, left, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, right, reviews honor guards at the Japanese Ministry of Defense headquarters April 6, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. Secretary Hagel is visiting Japan, China and Mongolia. It is his fourth trip to Asian nations since taking office.  (AP Photo/Alex Wong, POOL)

    U.S. sending 2 warships to Japan to counter North Korea

    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel delivered a two-pronged warning to Asia Pacific nations Sunday, announcing that the U.S. will send two additional ballistic missile destroyers to Japan to counter the North Korean threat, and saying China must better respect its neighbors.


  • U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera participate in a joint news conference at the Japanese Ministry of Defense headquarters Sunday April 6, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. Secretary Hagel announced that the U.S. is planning to forward-deploy two additional AEGIS ballistic missile defense ships to Japan by 2017.  (AP Photo/Alex Wong/POOL)

    US sending 2 warships to Japan to counter NKorea

    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel delivered a two-pronged warning to Asia Pacific nations Sunday, announcing that the U.S. will send two additional ballistic missile destroyers to Japan to counter the North Korean threat, and saying China must better respect its neighbors.


  • U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, left, speaks during a meeting with Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera at the Japanese Ministry of Defense headquarters April 6, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. Secretary Hagel is visiting Japan, China and Mongolia, his fourth trip to Asian nations since taking office. (AP Photo/Alex Wong, POOL)

    Hagel to tour China's new aircraft carrier

    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is expected to get a rare tour Monday of China's first aircraft carrier, becoming the first foreign visitor to go aboard the ship.


  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks to members of a travel press pool, Friday, April 4, 2014, in flight, while en route to Tokyo, from Honolulu. Hagel is traveling to Japan, China and Mongolia. (AP Photo/Alex Wong, Pool)

    Hagel: US strongly committed to protecting Japan

    Against the backdrop of Russia's takeover of Ukraine's Crimean region, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Saturday he will convey to Japanese leaders that the U.S. is strongly committed to protecting their country's security.


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    Australia: Electronic signals detected by Chinese ship consistent with aircraft black box


  • Retired general taking another look at nuke corps

    Service leaders took an assessment last year of the nuclear Air Force as an encouraging thumbs-up. Yet, in the months that followed, signs emerged that the nuclear missile corps was suffering from breakdowns in discipline, morale, training and leadership.


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