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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
Poll: Majority of Americans believe Bergdahl should be charged if he deserted

Poll: Majority of Americans believe Bergdahl should be charged if he deserted

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) --A new poll shows most Americans believe that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl should face criminal charges if he deserted his unit.
Aileen Graef
Senators 'learned nothing we didn't know' in new classified Bergdahl briefing

Senators 'learned nothing we didn't know' in new classified Bergdahl briefing

WASHINGTON, June 10 (UPI) --Senators said they remained frustrated with the lack of information released to lawmakers about the swap of five Taliban detainees for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
Gabrielle Levy
Congress not told of Bergdahl swap because of Taliban threats

Congress not told of Bergdahl swap because of Taliban threats

WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) --The White House told Congress it chose not to notify them of its pending deal to swap Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl because of Taliban threats to Bergdahl's life.
Gabrielle Levy
Hagel, in Romania, recommits to regional security

Hagel, in Romania, recommits to regional security

CONSTANTA , Romania, June 5 (UPI) --U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, in Romania Thursday, reinforced a U.S. commitment to protect NATO's Eastern European allies.
Ed Adamczyk
Chambliss on Bergdahl swap: al-Qaida got its 'new board of directors'

Chambliss on Bergdahl swap: al-Qaida got its 'new board of directors'

NEW YORK, June 5 (UPI) --Saxby Chambliss became the latest to condemn President Obama's prisoner swap, saying al-Qaida is celebrating the return of its most powerful commanders.
Matt Bradwell
Defense Secretary on Bergdahl: Don't rush to judgement, America

Defense Secretary on Bergdahl: Don't rush to judgement, America

BRUSSELS, June 4 (UPI) --Chuck Hagel urged the media, military and American people to avoid judgement about released prisoner of war Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl until all the facts come out.
Matt Bradwell
Russian jet flew dangerously close to American plane, says U.S.

Russian jet flew dangerously close to American plane, says U.S.

WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) --A Russian fighter jet flew dangerously close to a U.S. Air Force reconnaissance plane in late April over waters between Russia and Japan.
JC Finley
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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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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Chuck Hagel."
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