Chuck Hagel

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US secretary of defence Chuck  Hagel is to  try to encourage Turkey and Israel  to restart military co-operation, which used to include manoeuvres and defence contracts. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

US defence secretary Chuck Hagel will try to rekindle military co-operation between Turkey and its former close ally Israel in his first visit (...)

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un holds up a pistol as he supervises firing drills with the  North Korea People’s Army (KPA), in this still image taken from video footage released by the North's state-run television KRT yesterday

Even some at the Pentagon appeared to feel that the US may have overdone the rhetoric and provoked North Korea as the US trumpeted its annual w(...)

Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe shakes hands with US ambassador to Japan John Roos as they announce  a US-Japan agreement on the return of some of the US bases in Okinawa in Tokyo today. Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters

The United States and Japan have announced an agreement for the return to Japan of a US air base, taking a step to resolving an issue that has (...)

A North Korean soldier watches the South Korean side at the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in Paju, north of Seoul today. Photograph:  Lee Jung-hoon/Yonhap/Reuters

South Korea's defense chief has confirmed that North Korea has moved to its east coast a missile with a "considerable" range, but that it was n(...)

President Barack Obama leaving the White House yesterday. His salary is set by law and cannot be changed. However, he can voluntarily forgo part of his pay by writing a cheque to the US treasury. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

US president Barack Obama plans to return 5 per cent of his $400,000 (€311,000) salary in a gesture of solidarity with US government workers being (...)

A US Air Force B-2 Spirit bomber lands at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri.

The United States military flew two stealth bombers over South Korea yesterday in a show of strength against increasingly bell(...)

Afghan president Hamid Karzai delivers a speech during an event to mark International Women’s Day in Kabul earlier this month. Photograph: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters

Afghan president Hamid Karzai will travel to Qatar within days to discuss peace negotiations with the Taliban, the Afghan foreign ministry said(...)

US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel today announced plans to bolser US missile defence. Photograph: Jason Reed-Pool/Getty Images

US defence secretary Chuck Hagel has announced plans to bolster US missile defences in Alaska in response to a growing nuclear threat from Nort(...)

US secretary of defence Chuck Hagel greets US Army troops on the tarmac of Kabul airport before boarding a flight to Washington after a three day visit to Afghanistan. Photograph: Jason Reed-Pool/Getty Images.

An Afghan policeman opened fire with a heavy machine gun on a security meeting between US special forces and Afghan soldiers and police, killi(...)

Afghan president Hamid Karzai sits during an event to mark International Women's Day in Kabul today. Photograph: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters
Karzai claims US collusion

Afghan president Hamid Karzai has accused the Taliban and the US of working together to convince Afghans that violence will worsen if most fore(...)

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