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October 2014

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Defense Secretary Meets with Western Hemisphere Defense Ministers in Peru

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is among defense leaders from 34 nations attending the Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas in Peru. Story

Hagel Praises Mexico's Military in Meeting

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel praised Mexico's military during a meeting with Mexican Defense Minister Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos on the sidelines of the Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas in Arequipa, Peru, Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said. Story

Defense Secretary, El Salvador's Defense Minister Discuss Partnership

Regional challenges facing both militaries and the importance of a strong bilateral partnership in addressing those challenges were the focus of a meeting between Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Gen. David Munguia Payes, El Salvador's defense minister, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said. 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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