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Defense Secretary Hagel gets a horse from Mongolian hosts

Defense Secretary Hagel gets a horse from Mongolian hosts

ULAN BATOR , Mongolia, April 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel was presented with the gift of a horse as he met with leaders in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, during a 10-day Asian trip.
Ed Adamczyk
Secretary Hagel announces deployment of more anti-ballistic missile ships to Japan in response to North Korean provocations

Secretary Hagel announces deployment of more anti-ballistic missile ships to Japan in response to North Korean provocations

TOKYO, April 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced Sunday that he plans to deploy two additional Aegis-equipped ballistic missile defense ships to Japan by 2017.
JC Finley
North Korea warns U.S. "may be in danger" for opposing ballistic missile tests

North Korea warns U.S. "may be in danger" for opposing ballistic missile tests

PYONGYANG, North Korea, April 4 (UPI) -- A North Korean newspaper warned Friday that the U.S. "may be in danger" if it continues to oppose North Korea's right to conduct ballistic missile tests.
JC Finley
Secretary of Defense Hagel warns North Korea against provocative actions against South Korea

Secretary of Defense Hagel warns North Korea against provocative actions against South Korea

April 1 (UPI) -- On the eve of his 10-day trip to the Asia Pacific, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel warned North Korea to stop its provocations.
JC Finley
Pentagon review finds Navy Yard shooting preventable

Pentagon review finds Navy Yard shooting preventable

March 18 (UPI) -- The Pentagon missed chances to prevent the shooting at the Navy Yard last September, an internal review of the incident found.
Gabrielle Levy
U.S. congratulates Israel on Iranian missile seizure

U.S. congratulates Israel on Iranian missile seizure

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- The Pentagon said Iran should be held accountable for destabilizing the Middle East even while diplomatic efforts to resolve the nuclear dispute are under way.
Kerry: Ukraine's territorial integrity 'must be restored, respected'

Kerry: Ukraine's territorial integrity 'must be restored, respected'

PARIS, March 5 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Wednesday urged de-escalation of the crisis in Ukraine as diplomatic talks in Paris failed to resolve the situation.
Obama to unveil his budget blueprint for fiscal year 2015

Obama to unveil his budget blueprint for fiscal year 2015

WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama is expected to fill in the blanks about how he wants money spent in the 2015 budget since top-line numbers are in place, one lawmaker said.

Obama warns Moscow of 'costs' if Russia intervenes in Ukraine

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Friday cautioned Russia "there will be costs for any military intervention in Ukraine."
NATO to prepare for total pullout from Afghanistan by year's end

NATO to prepare for total pullout from Afghanistan by year's end

BRUSSELS, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Following the United States' lead, NATO ministers agreed Thursday to begin preparing for a complete withdrawal from Afghanistan at the end of 2014.

Americans remain divided on military spending

PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Americans are divided on military spending, with no broad consensus that the United States is spending too much or too little on its armed forces, Gallup said.

U.S. Army disqualifies 588 soldiers from 'positions of trust'

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army disqualified 588 soldiers, including sex assault counselors, from positions of trust for infractions that included sexual assault, officials said.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014.
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Cheney blasts Pentagon plans to slash troop size

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney blasted the Pentagon's proposal to reduce the U.S. Army to pre-World War II levels.
Military to use ground troops more, Special Ops Chief says

Military to use ground troops more, Special Ops Chief says

Feb. 24, 2014The head of the Army Special Forces Command discussed the use of ground troops after recent military budget cuts during a panel discussion Monday.
Stephanie Haines -- Medill News Service
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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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