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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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US Officially Ends 13-Year Combat Mission in Afghanistan

President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel have announced the official end to the U.S. war in Afghanistan, DoD News reported Sunday. Operation Enduring Freedom was formally concluded during a ceremony held Sunday at the International Security and Assistance Force’s Kabul headquarters, according to DoD News. “We give thanks …

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DoD Undersecretary for Personnel & Readiness Jessica Wright Resigns

Jessica Wright has resigned from her post as undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness effective March 31, 2015, to pursue retirement after 40 years of public service. The Defense Department said Thursday Wright, a retired major general in the Pennsylvania National Guard, assumed her current responsibilities in January 2013. She initially served in an …

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CNN: Ashton Carter the Lead Defense Secretary Candidate

According to a report by CNN, former Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is the lead candidate to succeed Chuck Hagel as defense secretary and will receive the nod from President Barack Obama “barring any last minute complications.” Jamie Crawford and Barbara Starr report that Carter appears to be open to a return to …

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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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