As a libertarian, I don't trust either Obama or Hagel. But regarding Hagel's alleged assertion that the Pentagon budget is "bloated," that is equivalent to saying the sky is up.
Regarding talks with Iran or Hezbollah--it all depends. If the purpose of such talks is to act as den-mother in some deal between Israel and her neighbors, I would say, "Hands off!" None of our business.
If the gist of such talks is simply to open trade relations, I say more power to them. As a general principle, I have no opposition to TALKING. I also don't believe in childish games designed to PREVENT talking, like putting "conditions" on talking.