Chuck Hagel

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel answers reporters' questions during a news conference at the Pentagon October 30, 2014 in Arlington, Virginia. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Hagel Resigns As Defense Secretary Under Pressure

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down under pressure from President Barack Obama’s Cabinet, senior administration officials said Monday, following a tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House’s insular foreign policy team.

11/24/2014

Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Senator Feinstein Pushes To End Forced-Feedings At Guantanamo Bay

The chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee says she’s against the force-feeding of hunger strikers at the Guantanamo Bay detention center and she’s expressed her concerns to the secretary of defense.

06/21/2013

Former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel. (Photo by Junko Kimura/Getty Images)

Gay Rights Activists Divided Over Hagel’s Nomination As Defense Secretary

Despite misgivings from some gay rights advocates, President Barack Obama announced Monday he will nominate former GOP U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary, calling him “the leader our troops deserve.”

01/07/2013

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