Sec. of Defense

Hagel Takes Helm Of Pentagon After Bitter Fight
WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly minted Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is vowing to continue to build strong relations around world and engage with allies. Hagel is telling the Pentagon workforce that he is committed to ensuring that the troops and department civilians are treated fairly and equally. H…
Panetta: Defense Budget Cuts Will Damage Economy
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is laying out a grim list of spending cuts the Pentagon will have to make in the coming weeks that he says will seriously damage the country’s economy and degrade the military’s ability to respond to a crisis. He is slamming membe…