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Hagel wants military crackdown on ethical lapses

Hagel wants military crackdown on ethical lapses

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel wants military leaders to inject more urgency into ensuring “moral character and moral courage” in a force suffering a rash of ethical lapses. Hagel has been…

Hagel to nuke officers in bunkers: ‘We’re working on it’

Hagel to nuke officers in bunkers: ‘We’re working on it’

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has made the rare gesture of phoning Air Force nuclear officers in their underground launch bunkers in Montana to update them on efforts to correct problems…

Drug probe undercuts Hagel’s Air Force pep talk

Drug probe undercuts Hagel’s Air Force pep talk

Moments before he launched a carefully planned pep talk to members of the Air Force’s nuclear missile force, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was undercut by yet another sign of trouble…

Military pension cuts? Maybe, maybe not

Military pension cuts? Maybe, maybe not

The Pentagon’s top civilian says it’s time to tame burgeoning military personnel costs, but he’s facing a test of wills with the nation’s powerful veterans groups, which want no cut…

Hagel: Pentagon staff cuts will save $1 billion

Hagel: Pentagon staff cuts will save $1 billion

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says cutting his Pentagon staff by 20 percent will save at least $1 billion over five years. At a Pentagon news conference Wednesday, Hagel laid out…

U.S. nuke force facing ‘burnout’ from stress, exhaustion

U.S. nuke force facing ‘burnout’ from stress, exhaustion

Key members of the Air Force’s nuclear missile force are feeling “burnout” from what they see as exhausting, unrewarding and stressful work, according to an unpublished study obtained by The…

Hagel: Budget cuts threaten America’s security

Hagel: Budget cuts threaten America’s security

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel sounded an alarm bell Saturday about budget cuts he said threaten America’s security and global military role, while “gambling” over the risk of an unexpected threat.…

General who deep-sixed sex assault conviction retiring

General who deep-sixed sex assault conviction retiring

The first woman from the U.S. military to go into space has decided to retire after her promotion to a top Space Command job was blocked in the Senate due…

Hagel mad at homophobic actions against National Guard

Hagel mad at homophobic actions against National Guard

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday sharply criticized U.S. states that are defying the Pentagon by refusing to allow National Guard facilities to issue ID cards that enable same-sex spouses…

Charity picks up tab for military death benefits

Charity picks up tab for military death benefits

The Obama administration, scrambling to tamp down a controversy over suspended death benefits for the families of fallen troops, announced Wednesday that a charity would pick up the costs of…