Chuck Hagel

Yaalon, ADL Laud Hagel As He Announces Resignation

11/25/2014

Washington — Israel’s defense minister and the Anti-Defamation League lavished praise on U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on the day he announced his resignation.

Hagel Out; 'True Friend Of Israel'

Chuck Hagel's nomination to be secretary of defense two years ago was met with considerable angst on the part of many friends of Israel. His resignation today was met with regret, especially at the Israeli Defense Ministry.

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon called him "a true friend of Israel" who made "large and significant" contributions to the two nations' security ties. 

That's a far cry from the initial response to nomination of the maverick former Republican senator from Nebraska. 

U.S. Sells Munitions To Israel From Its Surplus Stockpile

07/31/2014

Washington — The U.S. Defense Department sold to Israel munitions from its Israel-based surplus stockpile.

Yaalon, Hagel To Meet In Washington

10/08/2013

WASHINGTON — Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon and U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will meet in Washington to discuss “regional security challenges.”

Interpol Warns Nations To Watch Out For Escaped Terrorists

08/05/2013

An Interpol global alert asked member states to be on the lookout for escaped terrorists from prisons in countries including Iraq, Pakistan and Libya.

The alert issued Saturday came in the wake of a U.S. State Department order to close its Middle East embassies and consulates due to terror alerts.

Israel's Ambassador Defends Hagel, Talks Iran On Colbert Show

03/06/2013

Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren on Tuesday night defended Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel as a friend of Israel -- and dismissed comments the former senator made about Zionist influence on Capitol Hill – during an appearance on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report.”

After Fight, Hagel Now U.S. Defense Secretary

02/26/2013

The U.S. Senate confirmed Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense, largely along party lines.

The Senate voted 58-41 to confirm Hagel on Tuesday afternoon, with 54 senators in the Democratic caucus joining four Republicans in voting for him.

Hagel Confirmed As Secretary Of Defense

The U.S. Senate confirmed Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense, largely along party lines.

The Senate voted 58-41 to confirm Hageln on Tuesday afternoon, with 54 senators in the Democratic caucus joining four Republicans in voting for him.

The Democratic-led Senate had sought to confirm President Obama's nominee earlier this month, and the Armed Services Committee approved him in a 14-11 vote on Feb. 12.

Republicans Block Vote On Hagel

02/15/2013

Senate Republicans blocked a vote to confirm Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense.

In a party-line vote Thursday, Democrats failed to muster the 60 votes necessary to cut off debate and clear the way for a final vote on Hagel's nomination. The vote was 58-40.

Senate Committee Advances Hagel Nomination

02/12/2013

 

Sticking strictly to party lines, the Senate Armed Services Committee referred the nomination of Chuck Hagel for defense secretary to the full Senate for confirmation. 

The tally favoring Hagel, a former U.S. senator from Nebraska, was 14 in favor, all in the Democratic caucus, and 11 opposed, all Republicans.

One Republican, David Vitter of Louisiana, was not present.

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