Shortly after being sworn in Wednesday Chuck Hagel delivered his first remarks as Defense Secretary to military and civilian staff at the Department of Defense.
The Pentagon announced Wednesday morning that Chuck Hagel has been sworn in as the new Secretary of Defense.
Pentagon Press Secretary George Little reaffirmed the threat that sequestration would post to the Defense community Tuesday, adding that the Department is not just “crying wolf.”
Scary budget scenarios are flying over Virginia faster than F-15s over Afghanistan, but fiscal analysts say Chicken Little defenses are pointless, and off target.
In a 58 to 41 vote Tuesday, the Senate officially confirmed Chuck Hagel as the nation’s next Defense Secretary.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned Friday that if Congress fails to avert sequestration and Defense spending undergoes heavy cuts, the consequences will extend to U.S. allies as well.
15 Republican Senators sent a letter to the White House Thursday urging President Barack Obama to withdraw his nomination of Chuck Hagel for Defense Secretary.
A new Pew Research survey out today shows that Hagel’s unfavorability rating has climbed 11 points in the past month.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta had the unenviable job today of informing hundreds of thousands of his civilian employees that they could be furloughed if the sequester takes effect on March 1.