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  1. News - Asia

    Renewing defence pact top of Chuck Hagel’s agenda on visit to India

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 10:51pm by AFP, Bloomberg

    ... Agencies US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel held talks yesterday with India's new foreign minister at the start of a three-day visit to New Delhi aimed at boosting military trade and cooperation with the world's biggest arms importer. Asked about India's reluctance to embrace the United States as an ally and defence partner, Hagel said: "The US is mindful ...

  2. News - China - SECURITY

    US defence secretary Chuck Hagel warns of global cyberthreat

    Posted Jun 01st 2013, 12:00am by Reuters, Teddy Ng

    ... Agencies in Singapore and Teddy Ng US defence secretary says cyberwarfare a threat to all; China backs talks on the issue at forum Hagel seeks 'rules of the road' for cybersecurity Cyberthreats posed a "quiet, stealthy, insidious" danger to the United States and other nations, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said yesterday as he called for "rules ...

  3. News - World

    Chuck Hagel in line for Pentagon

    Posted Dec 15th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Hagel on Pentagon shortlist US President Barack Obama is considering former Republican senator Chuck Hagel for the job of defence secretary as he moves towards appointing his second-term cabinet, sources said. But Obama, who served with Hagel in the Senate, has not made a final decision on whether to send his friend to the Pentagon to succeed ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Chuck Hagel ‘open’ to review of transgender ban in US military

    Posted May 12th 2014, 09:56pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Hagel open to transgender troops ban review The ban on transgender individuals serving in the US military "continually should be reviewed", Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said. Hagel did not indicate whether he believes the policy should be overturned. However, he said "every qualified American who wants to serve our country should have ...

  5. News - China - SINO-US TIES

    Chuck Hagel kicks off China visit with rare glimpse of Liaoning aircraft carrier

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 05:29pm by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com US defence chief becomes first foreign official to be welcomed aboard China's first aircraft carrier Hagel handed a glimpse of Beijing's military ambition US defence chief Chuck Hagel was given a rare tour of China's first aircraft carrier as he kicked off a three-day visit yesterday. He became the first foreign official to go ...

  6. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Chuck Hagel given a look at Atlas, Darpa’s humanitarian robot

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 08:41pm by AFP

    ... Real-life terminator a humanitarian warrior US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel got a first-hand look at a life-size robot that resembles Hollywood's Terminator, the latest experiment ... Darpa, the Pentagon's research arm known for futuristic projects often evoking science fiction, showed off Atlas to Hagel on Tuesday, but except for LED lighting, it was apparently switched ...

  7. News - China - SINO-US TIES

    Xi Jinping urges US defence chief Chuck Hagel to work on closer military ties with China

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 11:41pm by Teddy Ng, Reuters, Bloomberg

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing and Agencies teddy.ng@scmp.com Co-operation is crucial to conflict resolution, president tells US defence chief Chuck Hagel Xi calls for closer US military ties President Xi Jinping set the tone for developing military ties between China and the United States during talks with US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel, saying the two militaries should "properly ...

  8. News - China - SINO-US TIES

    US defence chief Chuck Hagel challenged on issues including Japan and Taiwan

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 02:15pm by Teddy Ng

    ... Chang Wanquan said his discussion with his visiting US counterpart Chuck Hagel was "candid" and "constructive". He said their talks covered topics including regional ... an air defence zone, but not a right to do it unilaterally CHUCK HAGEL, US DEFENCE SECRETARY "That adds to tensions, misunderstandings, and could eventually add to, and eventually get to, dangerous ...

  9. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    US defence secretary Chuck Hagel's straight talking in Asia gets results

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 06:00am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... Hagel makes no bones about U.S. position As Chuck Hagel tucked into his kung pao chicken with PLA officers in Beijing last week, the US defence secretary had much to chew over from his tour ... Hagel knows the importance of exhausting diplomatic options before resorting to military action. His 10-day trip proved to be no small test of his skills and resolve to do so. The shift of focus ...

  10. News - China - DEFENCE

    Better Sino-US ties needed given rising risk of military clash, Chuck Hagel says

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 06:10pm by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com US defence chief warns communications must improve given growing risk of conflict as both Chinese and US forces in Asia Pacific expand Hagel says better ties needed to avoid clash US defence chief Chuck Hagel warned that communication was needed more than ever amid the heightened risk of a clash between China and the United States ...




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