Chuck Hagel http://www.kunc.org en Pentagon Reorganizing How It Brings Home America's War Dead http://www.kunc.org/post/pentagon-reorganizing-how-it-brings-home-americas-war-dead Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced an overhaul Monday of the agencies responsible for finding, identifying, and returning the remains of servicemen lost in past wars.<p>The Pentagon spends more than $100 million a year on the effort, but last year only identified 60 of the more than 80,000 missing.<p>Hagel's undersecretary, Michael Lumpkin, says there will now be one agency to bring home lost servicemen and better communication with the families of the fallen. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 12:02:00 +0000 Kelly McEvers 55081 at http://www.kunc.org Pentagon Reorganizing How It Brings Home America's War Dead Kerry, Hagel Aim To Ease U.S.-Russian Tensions http://www.kunc.org/post/kerry-hagel-aim-ease-us-russian-tensions Secretary of State John Kerry and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met with their Russian counterparts for talks in Washington on Friday, aiming to repair strained relations with Moscow.<p>President Obama snubbed Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday when he called off plans to go to Moscow next month for a one-on-one summit. Sat, 10 Aug 2013 09:09:00 +0000 Michele Kelemen 48186 at http://www.kunc.org Kerry, Hagel Aim To Ease U.S.-Russian Tensions Pentagon Cuts Workers' Mandated Furloughs From 11 To 6 Days http://www.kunc.org/post/pentagon-cuts-workers-mandated-furloughs-11-6-days Civilian workers for the Department of Defense will have to take six mandatory unpaid furlough days instead of 11 days, according to an Associated Press report that the Pentagon confirmed Tuesday afternoon.<p><strong>Update at 2:20 p.m. Tue, 06 Aug 2013 17:08:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 48011 at http://www.kunc.org 'Days Of Rambo Are Over': Pentagon Details Women's Move To Combat http://www.kunc.org/post/days-rambo-are-over-pentagon-details-womens-move-combat Women in America's armed services will have new options for what units they can join in coming years, the Pentagon says. The military said in January that it will end its combat exclusion that set a minimum size for units in which women could be deployed; the limit kept many women away from front-line combat units. The shift means women could join elite forces such as the Army Rangers and Navy SEALs.<p>Depending on the job, women could begin training to join combat units in the next one to three years, according to several military officers who spoke at a Pentagon briefing Tuesday afternoon. Tue, 18 Jun 2013 20:22:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 45990 at http://www.kunc.org 'Days Of Rambo Are Over': Pentagon Details Women's Move To Combat Military Recruiters, Sex Assault Responders To Be Retrained http://www.kunc.org/post/military-recruiters-sex-assault-responders-be-retrained All branches of the U.S. Wed, 15 May 2013 13:29:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 44331 at http://www.kunc.org Military Recruiters, Sex Assault Responders To Be Retrained