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  • U.S. to provide Israel with advanced weapons, Hagel announces

    April 22, 2013 | 3:16 pm

    The United States will make available to Israel advanced new military capabilities, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said.

    The advanced weapons include anti-radiation missiles, advanced radars for its fleet of fighter jets,  KC-135 refueling aircraft  the V-22 Osprey, which the US...

  • Defense chiefs Hagel and Yaalon to meet in Israel

    April 9, 2013 | 8:00 am

    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will travel to Israel this month for a meeting with Moshe Yaalon, his Israeli counterpart.

    Reuters on Tuesday quoted an unnamed Israeli defense official as naming April 21-23 as the dates for Hagel's Israel visit, and a Pentagon official...

  • Another Republican senator backs Hagel for Pentagon chief

    February 21, 2013 | 3:19 pm

    Chuck Hagel's path to confirmation as President Barack Obama's new secretary of defense became more secure on Thursday when Republican Senator Richard Shelby said he would support the nomination.

    Shelby joined almost every other Republican senator a week ago in delaying a vote on...

  • Mr. Lowenthal goes to Washington

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 6, 2013 | 12:29 pm

    On the same day former Sen. Chuck Hagel, President Barack Obama’s choice for Defense Secretary, was being grilled in the Senate for having referred to pro-Israel advocates as the “Jewish lobby,” newly elected U.S. Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) said that he hadn’t been...

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  • Hagel in hearings expands on ‘Jewish lobby’ apology

    January 31, 2013 | 1:26 pm

    Defense Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel in Senate hearings expanded on his apology for the use of the term "Jewish lobby," and said it was also wrong to suggest pro-Israel groups "intimidate" Congress into doing "dumb things."

    Hagel, the former Republican senator from Nebraska...

  • Obama nominates Hagel as Defense Secretary, Brennan for CIA

    January 7, 2013 | 10:32 am

    President Barack Obama on Monday nominated former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary and counterterrorism adviser John Brennan to head the CIA, potentially setting up a Senate confirmation battle on two fronts and establishing a tough tone to start his...

  • Jewish Democrats ‘confident’ Hagel will follow Obama’s pro-Israel lead

    January 7, 2013 | 8:18 am

    The National Jewish Democratic Council said it was confident Chuck Hagel would follow what it called President Obama's "unprecedented" pro-Israel record.

    The statement Monday morning came before Obama's formal announcement expected later Monday nominating Hagel, a former...

  • Panetta: Iranian nuke is a ‘red line’

    December 20, 2011 | 2:57 pm

    An Iranian nuclear weapon would be a “red line” for Israel and the United States, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said.

    “We share the same common concern,” Panetta told CBS News in an interview broadcast Monday. “The United States does not want Iran to develop a nuclear weapon....

  • U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates arrives in Israel in blast’s wake

    March 24, 2011 | 9:36 am

    U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates arrived in Israel, where he is expected to press Israel and the Palestinians to restart peace talks in the wake of increased unrest.

    Gates, who landed in Israel on Thursday morning, less than a day after a bomb attack in central Jerusalem and...