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Chuck Hagel: Budget Uncertainty Hinders Military Strategic Programs

Outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday the U.S. military will not achieve strategic goals if the Defense Department does not get relief from budget caps, Defense One reported Thursday. “Our planners can’t commit because of the uncertainty of the budgets,” he told service members at Fort Bliss, Texas, during …

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Analysts: Pentagon to Continue Tech Reforms After Chuck Hagel’s Departure

The Defense Department will likely continue its technology innovation program and start new initiatives after Secretary Chuck Hagel departs the Pentagon, Defense News reported Sunday. Paul McLeary writes th DoD’s Defense Innovation Initiative, crafted by Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work, pushes to further the development of new technologies within the defense sector. Under the program, the Pentagon will …

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Report: LCS Replacement Program Uncertain With Chuck Hagel’s Resignation

The Defense Department‘s plans on the replacement platform for the final 20 Littoral Combat Ships is on hold following Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel‘s resignation, DoD Buzz reported Tuesday. Kris Osborn reports that Hagel was due to announce his decision in the past week based on recommendations from the U.S. Navy‘s Small Surface Combatant Task Force. SSCTF …

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Chuck Hagel: DoD Seeks Military Healthcare System Services, Facility Improvements

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has instated a deadline for underperforming units of the U.S. military healthcare system to develop service and facility improvement plans that aim to address identified performance gaps, Reuters reported Wednesday. David Alexander writes that Hagel gave a 30-day timeline for plans to shorten patient wait times for health services as well as a …

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Chuck Hagel: Pentagon Seeks More Funding for ISIS Airstrike Campaign

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has said the Pentagon will ask Congress for more funds to continue U.S. strike operations to defeat the Islamic State militants, Defense News reported Friday. “We’re working now with the appropriate [congressional] committees on how we go forward with the funding.” Hagel told reporters Friday. Paul …

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