Chuck Hagel
  • The U.S. found itself with France as its only major partner in a potential strike against Syria, after a rejection of military force in Parliament forced Britain, America's staunchest ally, to pull out of any operation.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 30, 2013, 10:34 AM EDT
  • Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, right, shakes hands beside U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, center, during his visit at the Malacanang Presidential Palace in Manila, Philippines on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013.

    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the Obama administration was consulting with allies to "further develop the facts" about last week's alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 30, 2013, 9:58 AM EDT
  • U.S. Army veteran Adrian Anderson, who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan, attends the Hiring Our Heroes military job fair held on March 27, 2013 in New York City.

    A U.S. official says the Pentagon has decided to buy a new computerized health records system that will allow the department to better share data.

    LAST UPDATE : May 22, 2013, 12:43 PM EDT
  • U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, left, is welcomed by Saudi Crown Prince, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense Salman bin Abdulaziz , center, during a meeting at his residence in Riyadh, on Tuesday, April 23, 2013.

    Latest stop on U.S. defense secretary's Middle East tour intended to bolster ties with the military in a shaky Islamic republic.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 24, 2013, 4:51 AM EDT