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Chuck Hagel, Defense Secretary, To Visit China

It looks like Chuck Hagel will be missing out on the NCAA men’s basketball championship game Monday night. Hagel, the U.S. defense secretary, will be making a trip out of the country on Monday. Hagel will be heading to China to start off his work week and while there it is expected he will visit China’s sole aircraft carrier. Washington’s …

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Chuck Hagel: U.S. Defense Secretary Discusses Pentagon Budget Cuts

United States Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has outlined the Pentagon’s priorities based on 2015’s defense budget. He recommends downsizing the Army to a smaller size in order to meet the budget and balance postwar defense requirements. At present, the Army has about 522,000 soldiers on active-duty. This number is slated to shrink down to 490,000 in 2015. Hagel also …

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