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Travels With Hagel Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel

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July 2013

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Hagel Stresses Value of Special Operations Forces to Security

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel highlighted the value of special operations forces during a visit with Marine special operations troops at the Stone Bay facility at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. Story

Hagel: Leaders Understand Pain Caused by Cuts

Pentagon leaders understand the pain employees are going through as the effects of deep spending cuts unfold, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told to civilian employees at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. Story

Hagel Announces Cuts to Headquarters Staffs

Pentagon leaders will reduce their staffs by 20 percent as the Defense Department works to craft a strategy-based spending plan that accounts for likely future spending cuts, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said. Story

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About the Secretary

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck HagelChuck Hagel took the oath of office to serve as the 24th defense secretary at the Pentagon, Feb. 27, 2013, becoming the first enlisted combat veteran to lead the Defense Department. Hagel served in the U.S. Senate, representing Nebraska from 1996 to 2009. Following his Senate career, Hagel served as co-chairman of President Barack Obama's Intelligence Advisory Board and as a member of the department's Defense Policy Board. Biography

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