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Oct. 23, 2014

Obama, Hagel Offer Canada Assistance after Attacks

President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel offered condolences and assistance to Canada after two Canadian soldiers were killed in attacks.

Oct. 23, 2014

Airstrikes Against ISIL Continue in Iraq, Syria

U.S. Central Command reported that U.S. military forces conducted 15 airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Syria and Iraq.

Oct. 23, 2014

Hagel, French Defense Minister Discuss Ebola, Counterterrorism Operations

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called French Minister of Defense Jean-Yves Le Drian to discuss France’s contributions to the fight against the spread of Ebola and counterterrorism efforts in North Africa, Iraq and Syria.

Oct. 23, 2014

Health Chief Outlines Precautions for Ebola Response Troops

Fighting the West Africa Ebola epidemic is strategically important, and the Pentagon is taking every precaution to minimize risk to deployed troops, a senior DoD health official said.

Oct. 23, 2014

Hagel, Korean Defense Minister Honor Korean War Hero

A distinguished Korean War veteran received special recognition from South Korean Defense Minister Han Min-koo and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel during their joint press briefing here.

Oct. 23, 2014

Hagel Says Strategy Against ISIL is Working

The U.S.-led strategy to degrade and defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is working, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said today, but emphasized that the fight against the terrorist group will be a “complicated, difficult contest.”

Oct. 23, 2014

Hagel Details U.S., South Korean Wartime Control Agreement

The United States and South Korea have agreed to delay the scheduled 2015 transfer of wartime operational control of allied forces on the peninsula to the government in Seoul because of an evolving security environment, including what both governments called the “intensifying” missile and nuclear threat posed by North Korea.

Oct. 23, 2014

U.S., South Korea Reach Agreement for Wartime Control of Forces

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and South Korean Minister of National Defense Han Min-koo met at the Pentagon for the 46th Security Consultative Meeting.

Oct. 23, 2014

Hagel, New Iraqi Defense Minister Discuss Way Ahead Against ISIL

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke via telephone with the newly appointed Iraqi Defense Minister and assured support for the minister's counterterrorism efforts.

Oct. 22, 2014

Ebola Expeditionary Team Begins Training

A 30-member U.S. military team that could be called on to respond to Ebola cases in the United States has begun specialized training on Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

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