Hagel: I Had No Major Differences with Obama

Outgoing Defense Secretary denies that differences with President Barack Obama led to his resignation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/5/2014, 6:16 AM

Obama to Nominate Ashton Carter to Replace Hagel

President Barack Obama reportedly poised to nominate Ashton Carter as next Defense Secretary.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/3/2014, 4:12 AM

Potential Replacement for Hagel Bows Out of Race

Michèle Flournoy, former undersecretary of defense for policy, takes herself out of running to replace Chuck Hagel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/26/2014, 3:15 AM

American Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Resigns

Chuck Hagel announces his resignation. Senior officials claim the decision to step down was made mutually by Obama and Hagel.Cynthia Blank, 11/24/2014, 5:11 PM

100 ISIS Fighters Killed in Three Days as Kobane Battle Rages

Kurdish forces continue to fend off jihadi advance, as US airstrikes continue despite fears they are aiding the regime.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/1/2014, 6:42 PM

US Officials Say Obama May Replace Kerry

Senators and White House officials reveal Obama may get rid of Kerry and Hagel; Kerry 'untethered from the White House' like an astronaut.Ari Yashar, 10/31/2014, 8:24 AM

Deal: US to Sell Israel Squadron of F-35 Stealth Jets

$2.7 billion dollar deal to be deducted from US aid funds; deal announced amid high tensions in US-Israel relations.Uzi Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 10/28/2014, 12:37 PM

Ya'alon Tells Hagel: 'We're Worried About Iran Talks'

Defense minister asks what is being discussed in talks, 'are they talking about nuclear warhead-capable missiles?'Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/21/2014, 11:05 PM

U.S. Confirms Apache Deliveries to Egypt

Defense Secretary Hagel speaks with Egyptian counterpart, confirms the United States plans to deliver 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/21/2014, 4:38 AM

Hagel: We Need to Weigh Consequences of Operation Against IS

U.S. Defense Secretary says he will advise President Obama to consider how any operation against IS might end.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/9/2014, 5:13 AM

Biden: We'll Follow IS to the Gates of Hell

U.S. Vice President warns the Islamic State after it beheads a second journalist.Ben Ariel, 9/4/2014, 6:12 AM

Syria: 'Moderate' Rebels Scoff at US Threats Against ISIS

Obama Administration's threats against Islamic State in Syria a mere 'tickle' to the terrorist group, Free Syrian Army spokesman says.Tova Dvorin, 8/25/2014, 9:44 PM

Hagel: IS an 'Imminent Threat'

U.S. Defense Secretary says the Islamic State poses an “imminent threat” to the United States and may take years to defeat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/22/2014, 4:44 AM

Hagel: Bergdahl Trade 'In the US's Best Interests'

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel defends controversial prisoner swap to Congress, claims ends justify the means in saving soldier's life.Tova Dvorin, 6/11/2014, 8:25 PM

Taliban Welcomes 'Victory' After US Exchange

Taliban leader issues rare public statement congratulating Islamists over US terrorist release; Afghan government livid over the swap.Tova Dvorin, 6/1/2014, 9:46 PM

PM Urges International Community 'Not To Let Ayatollahs Win'

Binyamin Netanyahu, Chick Hagel meet over concerns about Iran's nuclear program, says neither surprised about UN report.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/16/2014, 11:57 AM

Hagel Meets US, Israeli Soldiers

Chuck Hagel gives troop talk to U.S. and Israeli troops taking part in the Juniper Cobra 14 exercise at Hatzor Airbase.Arutz Sheva staff, 5/15/2014, 11:00 PM

Hagel Dismisses Reports Israel Spied on US

'I have heard about the report and I am unaware of any facts that would support it,' says visiting US Secretary of Defense.Gil Ronen, 5/15/2014, 8:40 PM

Hagel in Jordan Amid Joint Military Exercises

U.S. Defense Secretary makes lightning visit to Jordan as the American and Jordanian armies hold joint exercises.Elad Benari and AFP, 5/15/2014, 12:13 AM

Hagel to Travel to Israel, Discuss Iran and Syria

U.S. Defense Secretary will fly to Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Israel for talks on Iran's nuclear program and Syria's civil war.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/9/2014, 9:07 PM

Ya'alon to Hagel: I Did Not Intend to Insult the U.S.

Defense Minister speaks to Defense Secretary Hagel, clarifies his remarks on Iran were not meant to insult the United States.Elad Benari, 3/19/2014, 11:57 PM

Ya'alon to Hagel: Iran Funding and Arming Terror Groups

U.S. Defense Secretary speaks to Defense Minister Ya’alon, congratulates him on the successful operation to capture the Klos C.Elad Benari, Canada, 3/7/2014, 10:16 PM

US Army Cut To Smallest Size Since Pre-World War II

New budget has army at smallest size since 1940, shunning traditional wisdom to prepare for two simultaneous conventional war fronts.Ari Yashar, 2/24/2014, 7:41 PM

Ya'alon: 'Obsessive' US Is 'Our Greatest Friend'

After previously calling Kerry 'obsessive' and 'messianic,' Ya'alon meets Hagel and emphasizes shared values while softening tone.Ari Yashar, 2/1/2014, 10:15 PM

Hagel Phones Yaalon, Reiterates Commitment on Iran

U.S. Defense Secretary calls Israeli Defense Minister to continue their "close consultations on shared regional security challenges."Elad Benari, 12/17/2013, 4:46 AM

Hagel: We Still Support 'Moderate' Syrian Rebels

Hagel says his country will withhold non-lethal assistance to the rebels until it can assess who is in control of arms depots.Elad Benari, 12/13/2013, 5:45 AM

Hagel In Pakistan To Ease Drone Strike Tensions

In 1st visit by a US Sec'y of Defense in 4 years, Hagel arrives in Pakistan amid tensions over US drone strikes, concern over Afghanistan.Ari Yashar, 12/9/2013, 11:56 AM

Hagel Expresses Concern Over New Egypt Protest Law

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel phones his Egyptian counterpart, voices concerns about new law that curbs protests.Elad Benari, 12/1/2013, 6:14 AM

Kerry: Deal 'Best Chance' to Stop Nuclear Iran

After meeting with defense officials, Kerry still backs precarious Iran deal, but also vows not to let Iran 'buy time.'AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/20/2013, 10:47 PM

Yaalon at Defense Ministers' Conference in Canada

Moshe Ya'alon travels to Canada for conference of defense ministers, will meet various officials including US Defense Minister Hagel.Dalit Halevi, Ari Yashar, 11/20/2013, 9:17 AM

U.S. to Keep Patriot Missiles in Turkey

The United States will keep two Patriot missile batteries in Turkey for another year, says Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.Elad Benari, 11/19/2013, 5:45 AM

Hagel Credits Israel with Bringing Iran to the Table

"I think that Iran is responding to the constant pressure from Israel, knowing that Israel believes them to be an existential threat.”Gil Ronen, 11/5/2013, 8:00 AM

Hagel Expedites V-22 Sale to Israel Amid Syria Strikes

The American Secretary of Defense gave orders to hurry the military aircraft delivery 1 day after IAF strikes missile transfer in Syria.Ari Yashar, 11/1/2013, 11:16 AM

Hagel: Failure to Act in Syria Hurts Our Credibility on Iran

Hagel to Senate committee: Failure to take action in Syria's will damage America's pledge to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.Elad Benari, 9/4/2013, 2:14 AM

Hagel and Yaalon Discuss Egypt and Syria

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks with his Israeli counterpart about Egypt, Iran and the ongoing violence in Syria.Elad Benari, 8/22/2013, 3:42 AM

Hagel: US Ability to Influence Egypt 'Limited'

Chuck Hagel said that Washington was doing its best to stabilize the situation in Egypt, but there was only so much the U.S. could doDavid Lev, 8/19/2013, 10:49 PM

Hagel: We'll Maintain Our Ties with Egypt, But...

U.S. Defense Secretary says his country will retain its military ties with Egypt but more violence could jeopardize them.Elad Benari, 8/16/2013, 3:13 AM

Hagel: Iran Must Resolve Nuclear Concerns

U.S. defense chief says in Azerbaijan that it is imperative that Iran quickly resolve concerns about its nuclear program.Elad Benari, 8/6/2013, 5:47 AM

Israel Defense Minister Yaalon to Meet with Hagel at Pentagon

Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon left on Wednesday for talks with US counterpart Chuck Hagel, his first visit to Washington since March.Rina Tzvi , 6/13/2013, 3:39 PM

Hagel: U.S. Not Ruling Out Arming Syrian Rebels

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel acknowledges his government is no longer ruling out arming Syrian rebels.Elad Benari, 5/3/2013, 3:43 AM

U.S.: Much Work Needed to Confirm Syria's Use of Chemicals

White House spokesman Jay Carney says “much more” work needs to be done to verify assessments that Syria used chemical weapons.Elad Benari, 4/30/2013, 6:13 AM

Hagel: We Suspect Assad Used Sarin

US Defense Secretary: American intelligence believes "to some degree" gas was used on small scale.Gil Ronen, 4/25/2013, 8:13 PM

Egypt Assures Hagel: We're Committed to Peace with Israel

Egypt’s leaders have assured visiting U.S. Defense Secretary that they are committed to their country’s peace treaty with Israel.Elad Benari, 4/25/2013, 5:45 AM

Hagel Warns Israel Over Syrian Chemical Weapons Allegations

Hagel cautions Israel over Syrian chemical weapons claims, saying such allegations are "serious business".Arutz Sheva staff, 4/25/2013, 12:13 AM

Iran: US-Israel Arms Deal Only Serves to Destabilize Region

Iran has denounced a deal for the US to sell advanced missiles and aircraft to Israel, saying it will only serve to destabilize the region.Arutz Sheva staff, 4/23/2013, 6:09 PM

Netanyahu Meets Hagel – Iran on Agenda

Iranian nukes are "a challenge that Israel cannot accept," says Netanyahu.Gil Ronen, 4/23/2013, 12:12 PM

Hagel: Arms Deal a Sign of 'Ironclad' U.S. Support for Israel

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon hail a major arms deal as a sign of U.S. support for Israel.Elad Benari, 4/23/2013, 4:16 AM

Yaalon: Israel Acted to Prevent Arms Reaching Hizbullah

Defense Minister Yaalon implicitly confirms Israel was behind a January strike on a weapons convoy in Syria headed for Hizbullah terrorists Arutz Sheva staff, 4/22/2013, 2:36 PM

Yaalon Met Hagel, Discussed Iran

Hagel tells Israeli counterpart Israel has the right to defend itself.Gil Ronen, 4/22/2013, 1:09 PM

Yaalon Meets Hagel: The U.S. is Our Best Friend

Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon meets with his visiting American counterpart, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.Elad Benari, 4/22/2013, 5:42 AM

Citizens to Yaalon: Ask Hagel for Pollard

Defense Minister's Facebook page flooded with requests that he demand Pollard's freedom.Gil Ronen, 4/21/2013, 6:49 PM

Israel, Turkey Quietly Discuss Possible Strike on Iran?

Israeli envoy Yaakov Amidror begins to raise the issue of Iran in delicate talks in Ankara Sunday as negotiations discuss the Mavi Marmara.Chana Ya'ar, 4/21/2013, 2:59 PM

US-Israel Arms Deal Sends ‘Clear Signal’ to Iran, Says Hagel

A multi-billion dollar arms deal with Israel is designed to send a “clear message” to Iran, says US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.Chana Ya'ar, 4/21/2013, 12:56 PM

Hagel in Israel to Discuss Iran and Syria

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel arrives in Israel on Sunday, where he will kick off a trip to the Middle East.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/21/2013, 6:02 AM

Hagel to Finalize Arms Deal with Israel, Saudi Arabia and UAE

$10 billion arms deal with Israel, Saudi Arabia and the UAE will see the U.S. providing missiles, warplanes and troop transports.Elad Benari, Canada, 4/19/2013, 10:30 PM

Hagel to Bring News of More Iron Dome Funding

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is expected to confirm the US has approved another $400 million for the Iron Dome defense system. Chana Ya'ar, 4/17/2013, 1:11 PM

US to Move High-Profile Missile Defense System to Guam

Increasing aggressive North Korean rhetoric prompts the US to decide to deploy a high-profile missile-defense system on the island of Guam. Chana Ya'ar, 4/11/2013, 2:17 PM