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2013-05-06 12:20:34

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which defends religious freedom and the constitution, urged the Secretary of Defense today to cut ties with an anti-Christian extremist whom the Pentagon is using to provide advice on crafting policies on religious tolerance for the armed forces. In a letter to Secretary Chuck Hagel, the ACLJ argues that the views of Mikey Weinstein of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) "do not...

2013-04-30 16:20:44

Requiring all services, agencies to furlough workers will undermine readiness, increase costs WASHINGTON, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. is expressing his disappointment at Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel for rejecting a bipartisan call from lawmakers to end the arbitrary furlough of civilian employees. In an April 30 letter to Secretary Hagel, President Cox said he was "surprised and disappointed"...

2013-03-12 16:20:23

Production of the controversial new service award has been halted while its ranking is being reconsidered. WASHINGTON, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Echoing concerns of The American Legion, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has announced the formation of a panel to discuss the fate of the Distinguished Warfare Medal, also known as the "Drone Medal," an award for servicemembers who remotely launch unmanned military strikes or cyberattacks that kill or disable enemy forces....

2013-02-26 20:21:07

Hagel passed pivotal lung cancer legislation and has been personally impacted by the disease SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bonnie J. Addario and the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation salute and applaud Chuck Hagel's nomination and Senate confirmation as the 24(th) United States Secretary of Defense. Hagel has been directly affected by lung cancer - his mother died from the disease. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130226/DC67173) (Logo:...

2013-01-30 20:20:37

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Vietnam Veterans of America fully and unequivocally stands in support of the nomination of Senator Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense," said John Rowan, National President of Vietnam Veterans of America, in a letter to Senators Carl Levin and John McCain, Chairman and Ranking Member, respectively, of the Senate Armed Services Committee. "We have known Chuck Hagel for more than thirty years. We know him to be a man of the highest...

2013-01-09 12:20:23

NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bill White, former President of the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum and a nationally recognized leader in the military and veterans community - and well-known LGBT advocate - released the following statement on the nomination of his friend of over two decades, Senator Chuck Hagel: "As someone who has known Senator Chuck Hagel as a friend and colleague for more than two decades, I know firsthand that he is an extraordinary ally and...

2013-01-07 16:20:33

NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC in recent days has raised concerns about the choice of former Senator Chuck Hagel to be the next U.S. secretary of defense. Following today's nomination of Hagel by President Obama, AJC looks forward to a full Senate examination of Hagel's record on key issues and his vision for dealing with them as a member of the Obama Cabinet. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) American Jewish Committee (AJC)...

2013-01-07 16:20:31

HANOVER, Md., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On behalf of the men and women of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, I commend President Barack Obama on his nomination of former Senator Chuck Hagel to serve as our next secretary of defense. Chuck Hagel is a twice-wounded combat veteran who personally knows what's at stake when our men and women are sent to battle. If confirmed as our next secretary of defense, he would also have the rare distinction of being one of...

2013-01-07 16:20:07

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which focuses on constitutional law, said today former Senator Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense would put our closest Middle East ally, Israel, at greater risk by creating instability and weakening our military effectiveness in one of the most dangerous regions in the world. "The fact is former Senator Hagel is the wrong person for this job," said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the ACLJ,...

2012-12-27 12:21:13

NEW YORK, Dec. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC is dismayed by today's New York Times op-ed article, available online, "Don't Let Pro-Israel Extremists Sink Chuck Hagel." The author is James Besser, a former Washington correspondent for the New York Jewish Week. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) AJC Executive Director David Harris issued the following statement in response: This op-ed is so replete with glaring errors of omission and commission that it's...