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Pentagon confirms Defense Secretary's visit to Israel

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin will visit Israel as part of an overseas trip, meet Netanyahu and Gantz.

Pentagon confirms Defense Secretary's visit to Israel

Senate confirms Lloyd Austin for Defense Secretary

The confirmation comes a day after both chambers approved a waiver for Austin.

Senate confirms Lloyd Austin for Defense Secretary

Former US defense secretaries: The time for questioning the election results has passed

10 living former US defense secretaries warn against involving the military in changing the results of the 2020 presidential election.

'The time for questioning the election results has passed'

Biden officially nominates Lloyd Austin for Defense Secretary

If confirmed, Austin will be the nation’s first Black Defense Secretary.

Biden officially nominates Lloyd Austin for Defense Secretary

Report: Biden to name Lloyd Austin as Defense Secretary

Sources say Biden has chosen retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as his Defense Secretary and could announce the nomination on Tuesday.

Report: Biden to name Lloyd Austin as Defense Secretary

Senate confirms Mark Esper as Defense Secretary

Senate votes to confirm Trump's pick for secretary of defense, Mark Esper, by majority of 90 to 8.

Senate confirms Mark Esper as Defense Secretary

Trump nominates Mark Esper as Defense Secretary

US President asks Senate to confirm Mark Esper as successor to Jim Mattis.

Trump nominates Mark Esper as Defense Secretary

Senate Confirms Ashton Carter as Defense Secretary

By a vote of 93 to five, Senate confirms President Obama's nominee to replace Chuck Hagel.

Senate Confirms Ashton Carter as Defense Secretary

Obama Names Ashton Carter as Defense Secretary

President Obama names Ashton Carter to replace Chuck Hagel as defense secretary.

Obama Names Ashton Carter as Defense Secretary

Hagel: I Had No Major Differences with Obama

Outgoing Defense Secretary denies that differences with President Barack Obama led to his resignation.

Hagel: I Had No Major Differences with Obama

Obama to Nominate Ashton Carter to Replace Hagel

President Barack Obama reportedly poised to nominate Ashton Carter as next Defense Secretary.

Obama to Nominate Ashton Carter to Replace Hagel

Potential Replacement for Hagel Bows Out

Michèle Flournoy, former undersecretary of defense for policy, takes herself out of running to replace Chuck Hagel.

Potential Replacement for Hagel Bows Out of Race

AJC Urges Senate to Take Closer Look at Hagel

The American Jewish Committee is calling for “further Senate deliberation” on defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel.

AJC Urges Senate to Take Closer Look at Hagel's Israel Stance

'Hagel: State Department Controlled by Israel'

New reports indicate that Hagel failed to disclose damning speeches he delivered to groups known for anti-Israel bias.

Report: Hagel Claimed State Department is Controlled by Israel

White House Raises Stakes in Hagel Confirmation

Democrats in the Senate are unsure they have the votes to overcome an almost unprecedented Republican filibuster in Hagel confirmation.

White House Raises Stakes in Hagel Confirmation

Senate to Vote Tuesday on Hagel Nomination

The Senate Armed Services Committee will meet Tuesday to consider the nomination of Chuck Hagel as US defense secretary

Senate to Vote Tuesday on Hagel Nomination