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Hagel Announces Arctic Defense Strategy

The Defense Department's new Arctic strategy is an 8-point approach to maintaining peace and security in a new frontier that climatic forces are poised to open in the coming years, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said. Story

Hagel Discusses Regional Security Issues

While in Halifax, Nova Scotia today, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel discussed a series of regional security issues with Israel's Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon on the sidelines of the Halifax International Security Forum. Story

U.S., Canada Sign Asia-Pacific Cooperation Framework

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Canadian Defense Minister Rob Nicholson signed the Canada-U.S. Asia-Pacific Cooperation Framework as both leaders take part in the Halifax International Security Forum. Story

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Photo Essay: Hagel Attends Halifax International Security Forum in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Hagel Attends Halifax International Security Forum

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About the Secretary

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck HagelChuck Hagel took the oath of office to serve as the 24th defense secretary at the Pentagon, Feb. 27, 2013, becoming the first enlisted combat veteran to lead the Defense Department. Hagel served in the U.S. Senate, representing Nebraska from 1996 to 2009. Following his Senate career, Hagel served as co-chairman of President Barack Obama's Intelligence Advisory Board and as a member of the department's Defense Policy Board. Biography

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