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December 2013

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Hagel Concludes Six-day Troop, Partner Nation Visits

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel wrapped up a six-day trip to the Middle East and Southwest Asia, after telling service members “the first priority and the real reason I was out here and spent time was to thank our troops, thank our men and women who do so much for all of us.” Story

Hagel Meets With Senior Saudi Officials

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has reaffirmed the strong U.S. defense relationship with Saudi Arabia during a meeting with senior Saudi officials in Riyadh. Story

Hagel Visits Pakistani Prime Minister, Army Chief

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has held what a senior defense official called a “positive, warm and engaging” meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Story

Secretary Meets With Senior Pakistani Leaders

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel discussed a range of security issues with senior Pakistani officials during his visit to Pakistan. Story

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About the Secretary

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck HagelChuck Hagel took the oath of office to serve as the 24th defense secretary at the Pentagon, Feb. 27, 2013, becoming the first enlisted combat veteran to lead the Defense Department. Hagel served in the U.S. Senate, representing Nebraska from 1996 to 2009. Following his Senate career, Hagel served as co-chairman of President Barack Obama's Intelligence Advisory Board and as a member of the department's Defense Policy Board. Biography

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