U.S. Defense Department

Hagel reported as resigning as Defense secretary
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down from President Barack Obama's Cabinet, senior administration officials said Monday, following a tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House's insular foreign policy team.
House Panel Rejects Defense Economies
Pentagon pleas for flexibility in keeping the military ready to fight with less money were largely ignored as a Republican-led House panel kept older weapons alive and preserved generous personnel benefits.