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Destroyers with ballistic missile defense capability heading to Japan

Destroyers with ballistic missile defense capability heading to Japan

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (UPI) --Two U.S. destroyers equipped with the Aegis missile defense capability are to be forward deployed to Japan, the U.S. Navy says.
Richard Tomkins
Pentagon: climate change a national security factor

Pentagon: climate change a national security factor

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 (UPI) --A Pentagon report referred to the effects of climate change as "threat multipliers," which must be considered in military planning.
Ed Adamczyk
Afghanistan signs Bilateral Security Agreement with U.S.

Afghanistan signs Bilateral Security Agreement with U.S.

KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 30 (UPI) --Afghanistan's new government signed a much delayed Bilateral Security Agreement with the U.S. and a Status of Forces Agreement with NATO on Tuesday.
JC Finley
Chelsea Manning sues Defense Department to receive transgender hormone therapy

Chelsea Manning sues Defense Department to receive transgender hormone therapy

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 (UPI) --Chelsea Manning has filed a federal lawsuit against the Department of Defense for blocking her from receiving proper transgender medical treatment.
Aileen Graef
New Islamic State video threatens U.S. with 'Flames of War'

New Islamic State video threatens U.S. with 'Flames of War'

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) --The Islamic State (IS) released a video threatening U.S. President Barack Obama and the U.S. with impending war.
Aileen Graef
Hagel tells Senate: 'We are at war with ISIL'

Hagel tells Senate: 'We are at war with ISIL'

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) --Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey told the Senate on Tuesday that, if necessary, he would recommend U.S. troops fight alongside Iraqis.
JC Finley
9/11 anniversary services will be mostly private

9/11 anniversary services will be mostly private

NEW YORK, Sept. 10 (UPI) --The services commemorating the anniversary of Sept. 11 will be private this year, but the memorials will be open to the public most of the day.
Aileen Graef
U.S. supportive of Georgia's bid to join NATO

U.S. supportive of Georgia's bid to join NATO

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 (UPI) --The United States will support Georgia's bid to join NATO, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel confirmed Sunday.
JC Finley
NATO leaders agree to form anti-Islamic State coalition chaired by Britain and U.S.

NATO leaders agree to form anti-Islamic State coalition chaired by Britain and U.S.

NEWPORT, Wales, Sept. 5 (UPI) --John Kerry announced Friday from the NATO Summit the U.S. and U.K. are chairing an anti-Islamic State coalition, and inviting NATO members' participation.
JC Finley
U.S. military personnel rescued after helicopter crash in Gulf of Aden

U.S. military personnel rescued after helicopter crash in Gulf of Aden

MANAMA, Bahrain, Sept. 2 (UPI) --All 25 military personnel aboard a U.S. Marine helicopter that crashed into the Arabian Sea during a training exercise Monday are safe, a Navy spokesman said.
Gabrielle Levy
Obama speaks on Iraq, Syria, the Islamic State threat, and Ukraine

Obama speaks on Iraq, Syria, the Islamic State threat, and Ukraine

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) --U.S. President Barack Obama spoke Thursday about the conflicts in Iraq and Syria, acknowledging that with regard to the latter: "We don't have a strategy yet."
JC Finley
Obama authorizes surveillance over Syria, as U.S. weighs military options

Obama authorizes surveillance over Syria, as U.S. weighs military options

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) --U.S. President Barack Obama has authorized aerial surveillance over Syria as he weighs possible airstrikes against Sunni extremists in the embattled country.
JC Finley
Pentagon releases video of U.S. air strikes against IS

Pentagon releases video of U.S. air strikes against IS

BAGHDAD, Aug. 22 (UPI) --The Pentagon reported Iraqi forces are making progress in their fight against the Islamic State (IS) and released a video showing U.S. air strike assistance.
Aileen Graef
Hagel: Islamic State 'beyond anything that we've seen' and an 'imminent threat'

Hagel: Islamic State 'beyond anything that we've seen' and an 'imminent threat'

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) --The terror group Islamic State "is beyond anything that we've seen" and poses an "imminent threat," U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said Thursday.
JC Finley
Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl prisoner swap

Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl prisoner swap

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) --The Department of Defense violated U.S. law in swapping five Guantanamo detainees for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a review by a government watchdog found.
Gabrielle Levy
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Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NB) speaks at the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Bipartisan 2008 Presidential Forum, in Washington on March 14, 2007. Eleven official and possible presidential contenders will speak at the forum to gain the IAFF endorsement. Republican Rudolf Giuliani declined an invitation. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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Charles Timothy "Chuck" Hagel (born October 4, 1946) is a former United States Senator from Nebraska. A member of the Republican Party, he was first elected in 1996 and was reelected in 2002. On 10 February 2009, he was elected as Chairman of the Atlantic Council of the United States, succeeding General James L. Jones, who left to become National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama.

Born in North Platte, Nebraska, to Betty Dunn Hagel and Charles Dean Hagel, who had German and Polish ancestry, he graduated from St. Bonaventure High School (now Scotus Central Catholic High School) in Columbus, Nebraska, and the Brown Institute for Radio and Television in 1966 and from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1972. Hagel is a Vietnam War veteran, having served in the United States Army infantry, attaining the rank of Sergeant (E-5) from 1967–1968. While serving during the Vietnam War, he received the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, two Purple Hearts, Army Commendation Medal, and the Combat Infantryman Badge. After returning from Vietnam, Hagel worked as a bartender and radio newscaster while finishing college.

Hagel married Lilibet Ziller in April, 1985. The couple live with their daughter, Allyn, and son, Ziller, in McLean, Virginia.

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