Chuck Hagel - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Chuck Hagel Pentagon boss makes 1st trip to Asia; NKorea plans unclear WASHINGTON (AP) — Other than a tweet, President Donald Trump hasn't said how he'll stop North Korea from threatening America with a nuclear weapon. And as his Pentagon chief visits key allies in Asia, neither Trump nor his GOP allies in Congress seem settled on any plan. The fight against the Islamic State group is the new administration's top national se... Wed, 01 Feb 2017 18:43:00 GMT 2017-02-01T18:43:00Z Former defense chief Hagel opens Pentagon's Vietnam exhibit WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel returned to the Pentagon Tuesday to pay tribute to his fellow Vietnam veterans who he said fought in an unpopular war they didn't understand and returned to an ungrateful nation. The two-time Purple Heart recipient formally opened the Defense Departments Vietnam war exhibit, which stretches along a se... Tue, 20 Dec 2016 23:22:00 GMT 2016-12-20T23:22:00Z In collapse of US-Russian military ties, some see nuke risk LONDON (AP) — It's not quite Cold War II, but the collapse of U.S. military relations with Russia could prove to be one of the most consequential aspects of President Barack Obama's national security legacy while presenting an early test of Donald Trump's hope for friendly ties to Moscow. Beyond the prospect of the two militaries accidentally brushing aga... Wed, 14 Dec 2016 19:49:00 GMT 2016-12-14T19:49:00Z Carter's Asia trip spotlights issues for next Pentagon head TOKYO (AP) — Ash Carter's final swing across Asia as Pentagon chief shines a spotlight on tough issues to be inherited by his successor, from concern in Tokyo and Seoul about being forced to pay more for U.S. military protection to worry across the region about North Korea's nuclear ambitions. Carter also will hand off to the next defense secretary unfini... Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:18:00 GMT 2016-12-05T18:18:00Z AP EXPLAINS: Why officers can't easily become Pentagon heads WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for defense secretary, will need more than the usual Senate confirmation before being able to take office. U.S. law states that a nominee for defense secretary must have been out of the active-duty military for seven years. Mattis, 66, retired in 201... Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:39:00 GMT 2016-12-02T08:39:00Z