Middle East

  • U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel walks with Egyptian Defense Minister General Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi during an arrival ceremony at the Ministry of Defense in Cairo, April 24, 2013.
  • U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks with Saudi Crown Prince, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense Salman bin Abdulaziz during a meeting at his residence in Riyadh, April 23, 2013.
  • U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon speak with an Israeli military K-9 unit training at Camp Adam near Tel Aviv, April 23, 2013.
  • U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel listens at a joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the latter's office in Jerusalem, April 23, 2013.
  • U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel looks at pictures of Jews killed in the Holocaust during a visit to the Hall of Names at Yad Vashem's Holocaust History Museum in Jerusalem, Israel, April 21, 2013.

US Defense Secretary Travels to the Middle East

Published April 24, 2013

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is stopping in Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates during his first Middle East tour as Pentagon chief.


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