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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
130 U.S. troops arrive in Iraq to assist with humanitarian crisis

130 U.S. troops arrive in Iraq to assist with humanitarian crisis

CAMP PENDELTON, Calif., Aug. 13 (UPI) --Another 130 U.S. military advisors landed in Iraq to assist in rescuing a minority group under threat from terrorists, the Pentagon announced Tuesday.
Gabrielle Levy
Hagel pushes defense sector relationship with new Indian government

Hagel pushes defense sector relationship with new Indian government

NEW DELHI, Aug. 8 (UPI) --U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel met Friday with Indian officials in New Delhi to discuss increasing U.S.-India strategic cooperation.
JC Finley
The X-Gen Men at 1600 and Number 10

The X-Gen Men at 1600 and Number 10

Harlan Ullman: U.S. President Barack Obama and Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron have a great deal in common, and come from the same generation.
Harlan Ullman
Oversight body calls for temporary suspension of aircraft delivery to Afghanistan

Oversight body calls for temporary suspension of aircraft delivery to Afghanistan

ARLINGTON, Va., July 18 (UPI) --The U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction calls for temporary suspension of C-130 aircraft deliveries to the Afghan Air Force.
Richard Tomkins
U.S. and Qatar reach $11 billion arms deal

U.S. and Qatar reach $11 billion arms deal

WASHINGTON, July 15 (UPI) --The United States has agreed to sell $11 billion in arms, including Apache attack helicopters and Patriot and Javelin air-defense systems, to Qatar.
Ed Adamczyk
Senators divided over appropriate response to ISIS in Iraq

Senators divided over appropriate response to ISIS in Iraq

WASHINGTON, July 8 (UPI) --Senators came away from a classified briefing on the Pentagon's plans to deal with the takeover of Iraq by terrorists without many answers on the way forward.
Gabrielle Levy
Obama calls Clint Dempsey and Tim Howard to congratulate the USMNT

Obama calls Clint Dempsey and Tim Howard to congratulate the USMNT

WASHINGTON, July 3 (UPI) --President Barack Obama called Clint Dempsey and Tim Howard Wednesday to congratulate them on their performance in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Aileen Graef

Chuck Hagel calls Tim Howard after Wikipedia defense secretary joke

WASHINGTON, July 2 (UPI) --U.S. Secretary of Defense called U.S. soccer star Tim Howard after his record-setting 16 saves in the United States' loss to Belgium.
Kate Stanton
USS Mesa Verde joins naval strike group in Persian Gulf as Obama weighs military option in Iraq

USS Mesa Verde joins naval strike group in Persian Gulf as Obama weighs military option in Iraq

BAGHDAD, June 17 (UPI) --Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has deployed the USS Mesa Verde, an amphibious transport dock ship, to the Persian Gulf.
JC Finley
Bergdahl to return to the U.S. this week

Bergdahl to return to the U.S. this week

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) --U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is expected to return to the United States from Germany Thursday evening, a U.S. official confirmed.
Ed Adamczyk
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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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