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Travels With Hagel Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel

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May 2014
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is on a weeklong trip to the Middle East to participate in a Gulf Cooperation Council defense ministerial conference, and visit counterparts in Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Israel.

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Hagel Meets With American, Israeli Service Members

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met with U.S. and Israeli troops taking part in the Juniper Cobra 14 exercise and thanked them for their efforts, adding that they were doing "important work at an important time." Story

Secretary Meets With Israel’s Minister of Defense

Israel has had no closer ally or better friend than the United States, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said after meeting with Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon at the Israeli defense ministry in Tel Aviv. Story

Hagel Arrives in Israel for Consultations, Troop Talk

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is in Israel, the last stop of a trip to the Middle East, where he is scheduled to meet with Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon and receive an overview of preparations for Juniper Cobra 14, an upcoming joint U.S.-Israeli missile defense exercise. 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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