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January 2014

News Stories

Hagel: Future Requires Renewed Era of Partnership

In a changing security and fiscal environment, the Defense Department will seek to collaborate more closely with European allies, especially to help build the capabilities of other global partners, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said. Story

Defense Secretary Meets With Defense Leaders at Munich Conference

On the sidelines of the 50th Munich Security Conference in Germany today, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met with leaders from Germany, the United Kingdom, Israel, Georgia and India to discuss military relationships and common interests. Story

Hagel Ends Poland Trip With U.S., Polish Airmen

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel wrapped up his first official trip to Poland by visiting an air base where U.S. and Polish airmen work side by side, and stopping at a historic church where his great grandparents were married. Story

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Photo Essay: Hagel Speaks at Munich Security Conference, Meets With Leaders

Hagel Speaks at Munich Security Conference, Meets With Leaders

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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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