Chuck Hagel

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Gov. Nixon’s In Afghanistan

Four U.S. governors made surprise visit, invited by Secretary of Defense Hagel

09/27/2014

US Army Private First Class Bradley Manning is escorted out of a military court facility during the sentencing phase of his trial August 20, 2013 in Fort Meade, Maryland. Manning was found guilty of several counts under the Espionage Act, but acquitted of the most serious charge of aiding the enemy.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Attorney: Manning Not Receiving Hormone Therapy

The American Civil Liberties Union and an attorney say convicted national security leaker Chelsea Manning isn’t receiving medical treatment for her gender identity condition as previously approved by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.

08/12/2014

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Military Cuts Could Impact St. Louis Region

U.S. Defense Secretery Chuck Hagel’s push for a much smaller military could have dire consequences for the St. Louis region.

02/25/2014

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Most Furloughed Workers Return to Work at Scott AFB

Scott Air Force Base spokeswoman Karen Petitt says the affected workers were notified Sunday that they should be back on the job Monday.

10/07/2013

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel testifies during a hearing before the Senate Budget Committee June 12, 2013 on Capitol Hill (Alex Wong/Getty)

Hagel Cuts Furlough Days for Pentagon Civilian Employees

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Tuesday that the total number of furlough days has been reduced from 11 to six.

08/06/2013

ARLINGTON, VA - MARCH 15: Photographs cover the top of the headstone at the grave of USMC Sgt. Christopher James Jacobs in Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery March 15, 2013 in Arlington, Virginia. Section 60 is the section of the cemetery where American military members killed in Iraq and Afghanistan are currently laid to rest, though soldiers and Marines from World War II through Afghanistan are also buried in the section. March 20, 2013 marks the ten-year anniversary of the beginning of the war in Iraq. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

National Security: The Sequester, Iraq and the Korean Peninsula

In March, the nation took time to ponder the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq and what lessons we might glean from one of the longest wars in American history.

04/10/2013

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State of the Union, North Korean Nukes, and Sequester

February brought us an odd almost ironic series of events. It included the President’s State of the Union Address that was largely focused on the American economy and other domestic issues such as immigration and gun control.

03/11/2013

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Charlie Brennan – Friday, February 1st – Chili and Superbowl, Don Lents on Mayor Ed Koch, Nick Turse on Vietnam War

Charlie talks with Jane Butel about making the best chili; with Don Lents about the passing of former NY Mayor Ed Koch; with Bryan Edwards about restaurants’ gratuity fees; with Nick Turse about the Vietnam War; and with Prof. Richard Vedder about labor-force decline & soaring gov’t benefits.

02/01/2013

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Durbin Urges Senate To Keep An Open Mind About Hagel

Hagel’s nomination has caught some flack because of charges that he is a weak supporter of Israel.

01/14/2013

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