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defense secretary

  • n  the person who holds the secretaryship of the Defense Department
  • n  the position of the head of the Department of Defense
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  • Obama has not decided post-2014 Afghanistan troop levels: Pentagon
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has not yet decided how many troops to keep in Afghanistan after 2014, but a total pullout is one of the options under consideration, the Pentagon said on Tuesday. Pentagon spokesman George Little, in a news briefing, declined comment on whether Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel supported keeping U.S. forces in Afghanistan after 2014, saying he would not ...
    July 9, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • Hagel Held Candid Weekend Call With Egypt’s Al-Seesi
    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has held four “lengthy and very candid” calls in the last week with his Egyptian counterpart, Pentagon spokesman George Little said.
    July 8, 2013 - Bloomberg
  • Defense secretary called Egypt's army chief on Tuesday: Pentagon
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called Egyptian army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Tuesday and the two also spoke last week, the Pentagon said on Wednesday, declining to offer details of the conversations. Asked why the Pentagon had previously declined to disclose the calls, spokesman George Little told reporters: "I think you can understand the sensitivities of this ...
    July 3, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News

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