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April 9th, 2014
07:04 PM ET

Hagel weighs in regarding MH370, Russia

While U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel visits Beijing, he talks about the search for MH370 and Russia.


Filed under: Chuck Hagel • Jim Sciutto • Malaysia Airlines flight 370 • Russia • Ukraine
February 26th, 2013
05:59 PM ET

Hagel confirmed as defense secretary

Former Nebraska senator Chuck Hagel is confirmed as Secretary of Defense. CNN's Dana Bash & Barbara Starr report.

RELATED STORY: Hagel confirmed as U.S. defense secretary, bruised after political fight


Filed under: Barbara Starr • Chuck Hagel • Dana Bash • Senate
February 14th, 2013
07:08 PM ET

GOP prevents Hagel Senate vote

GOP senators stop Democrats from getting the 60 votes needed to advance Chuck Hagel's nomination. Dana Bash reports.

RELATED: Republicans stall Hagel nomination


Filed under: Chuck Hagel • Dana Bash • Senate
January 8th, 2013
07:45 PM ET

McCain's "serious concerns" about Hagel

Sen. John McCain, who will question Defense Secy. nominee Chuck Hagel, explains his concerns with Hagel's world view.


Filed under: Chuck Hagel • Interviews • John McCain
January 8th, 2013
12:01 PM ET

How fight over Hagel may play out

CNN's Tom Foreman breaks down the path for Chuck Hagel to be confirmed as secretary of defense.


Filed under: Chuck Hagel • Tom Foreman • virtual studio
Chuck Hagel's controversial nomination
January 8th, 2013
10:55 AM ET

Chuck Hagel's controversial nomination

Jane Harman, Dir. of the Woodrow Wilson Center, and Ari Fleischer, CNN contributor, share opposing views on Chuck Hagel.

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Filed under: Chuck Hagel
January 7th, 2013
03:59 PM ET

Cornyn: Hagel is "profoundly wrong"

In an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) explains why he is opposed to former Sen. Chuck Hagel becoming Secretary of Defense.

Cornyn says Hagel is "profoundly wrong on some of the biggest national security threats confronting the United States today, namely a nuclear Iran."

"This is a wrong job for him," Explained Cornyn, "because he's certainly outside of the national security mainstream."

What do you think about President Obama's decision to nominate Hagel as Secretary of Defense?

Watch the full interview at 5pm ET Monday on CNN.

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Filed under: Chuck Hagel • Interviews • National security