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

US defence chief Chuck Hagel is greeted by military personnel as he arrives at Qingdao airport before his inspection of China's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning. Photo: AP

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, becoming the first foreign official to go on board the Liaoning after arriving in the port city of Qingdao.

Tuesday, 8 April, 2014, 10:11am 13 comments

US defence chief Chuck Hagel tours Korean DMZ, watched by the North

Chuck Hagel listens to Colonel James Minnich as a North Korean soldier takes a photograph. Photo: AFP

US Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel toured the Korean demilitarised zone yesterday, under the watchful eye of North Korean soldiers, and said the Pentagon had no plan to reduce its 28,500-member force in the South despite budget constraints.

1 Oct 2013 - 2:08am

Talking points

Hong Kong to commemorate Tiananmen Square

Hong Kong to commemorate Tiananmen Square

4 Jun 2013 - 1:57am

Hagel and Dung: partners who once were enemies


Forty-five years ago, as the Vietnam war raged on, Chuck Hagel and Nguyen Tan Dung were on opposite sides of combat serving in the Mekong Delta - both wounded more than once as they battled for their countries.

3 Jun 2013 - 3:28am

US defence chief Chuck Hagel offers Hawaii meeting to ease Asian tensions

Chuck Hagel

The US defence chief Chuck Hagel offered to host a meeting of Southeast Asian defence ministers in Hawaii next year, and at the same time sought to ease China's doubts over the US' military "pivot" to Asia.

2 Jun 2013 - 11:54am 3 comments

US defence chief Hagel accuses China of cyber spying at Singapore forum

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel prepares to speak at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore. Photo: Xinhua

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel on Saturday accused China of waging cyber espionage against the United States, raising pressure on Beijing over the issue ahead of a key summit between their leaders.

1 Jun 2013 - 6:17pm 11 comments

US defence secretary Chuck Hagel warns of global cyberthreat

Chuck Hagel

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 of the road" to guide behaviour and avoid conflict on global networks.

1 Jun 2013 - 4:20am

Pentagon chief Hagel to reassure East Asian allies on trip

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel briefs the press at the Pentagon in Washington. Photo: AFP

Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel will reassure allies in a trip to East Asia this week that the US intends to "follow through" on its promised strategic shift to the Pacific region, American officials said.

30 May 2013 - 1:36am

US suspects Assad used chemical weapons

US Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel speaks with reporters after reading a statement on chemical weapon use in Syria in Abu Dhabi. Photo: AP

The White House said yesterday that US intelligence agencies now assess, with "varying degrees of confidence," that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons, but it said it needed conclusive proof before US President Barack Obama would take action.

26 Apr 2013 - 2:02am

Hagel and Netanyahu discuss Iran nuclear threat

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, welcomes U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel at his office in Jerusalem, on Tuesday. Photo: AP

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel was meeting Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday at the end of a three-day trip which saw him touting strong backing for Israel despite differences over Iran’s nuclear project.

23 Apr 2013 - 5:10pm

Hagel tells US military to brace for further belt-tightening

Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel. Photo: AFP

Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel warned the US military to brace for more belt-tightening on Wednesday as he conducts a review that could cut the number of generals, pare back the civilian workforce and stem the spiraling cost of new weapons.

4 Apr 2013 - 3:08pm 1 comment

US says North Korea cutting of military hotline ‘provocative’

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel. Photo: Xinhua

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel promised “unwavering” support from the United States to its ally South Korea on Wednesday after North Korea severed a military hotline with Seoul.

28 Mar 2013 - 8:52am

Briefs, March 10, 2013

Hagel aboard a helicopter on his Afghanistan trip. Photo: AFP

Radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada was arrested in London for breaching his bail terms, days before the British government begins an appeal against a court decision blocking his deportation to Jordan. 

10 Mar 2013 - 7:31am

US Senate confirms Chuck Hagel as secretary of defence

Former US senator Chuck Hagel testifies at a hearing in Washington. He was confirmed 53-41. Photo: Xinhua

The US Senate finally confirmed Chuck Hagel to be secretary of defence on Tuesday, ending an acrimonious nominations process and handing President Barack Obama a boost as he fills his second-term cabinet.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Briefs, February 18, 2013

A snake catcher stretches out a dead Burmese python. Photo: AP

Warning as cases of 'Sars' virus rise to 12

18 Feb 2013 - 5:00am