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Pentagon chief Hagel to reassure East Asian allies on trip

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.

Thursday, 30 May, 2013, 1:36am

Pentagon questioned on use of Chinese satellite

The Pentagon's decision to use a commercial satellite operated by a Hong Kong-based and listed company was questioned by a US lawmaker who said the use of China's Apstar-7 satellite "exposes our military to the risk that China may seek to turn off our eyes and ears".

1 May 2013 - 12:43pm 1 comment

Hagel tells US military to brace for further belt-tightening

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

Are US Navy's super carriers a relic of wars past?

Budget pressures at the Pentagon have renewed a debate about the value of the United States Navy's giant aircraft carriers, with critics arguing the warships are fast becoming costly relics in a new era of warfare.

25 Mar 2013 - 5:07am