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Hagel Reaffirms Turkey's Pledge to Defeat ISIL

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel held meetings with government and defense leaders in Turkey's capital of Ankara to begin coordinating that nation's role in the NATO coalition forming to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL. Story

Hagel Visits U.S. Marines, Georgian Troops Near Tbilisi

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Georgia Defense Minister Irakli Alasania spoke with U.S. and Georgian service members on the Krtsanisi Training Area. Story

Hagel: U.S. Backs Georgia's New NATO Standing

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel made his first official visit to Georgia, meeting with government and military leaders. Story

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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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