Defense Secretary Hagel News Conference

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel briefed reporters and answers their questions on a variety of military-related topics. In what was probably… read more

Defense Secretary Hagel News Conference Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel briefed reporters and answers their questions on a variety of military-related topics. In what was probably his last briefing with the press as Defense secretary he thanked people for their service. In his remarks Secretary Hagel stressed the need for long-term budget certainty and no more sequestration* of funds. Other topics included the combating ISIL*, training Iraqi Security Forces and the Syrian opposition, and closing the prison at Guantanamo.

*Sequestration, a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget taken back in order to cut deficit spending, was part of a debt ceiling and tax increase agreement for the Budget Control Act of 2011 and began March 1, 2013.

*The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), an extremist Sunni militant group that has called itself the Islamic State. close

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Defense Secretary Hagel News Conference

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Program ID:
323946-1
Category:
News Conference
Format:
News Conference
Location:
Arlington, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 22, 2015 | 1:10pm EST | C-SPAN RADIO
Last Aired:
Jan 23, 2015 | 4:33am EST | C-SPAN 3

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  • Jan 22, 2015 | 1:10pm EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Jan 22, 2015 | 1:12pm EST | C-SPAN.org
  • Jan 22, 2015 | 10:20pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 23, 2015 | 3:15am EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Jan 23, 2015 | 4:33am EST | C-SPAN 3
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