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DOD Spokesman Calls Hagel Asia Trip a Success

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel believes his just completed trip to the Asia-Pacific region was an “overwhelming success,” a Pentagon spokesman said. Story

Hagel, Mongolian Defense Minister to Deepen Ties

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Mongolia's Defense Minister Dashdemberel Bat-Erdene signed a joint vision statement designed to deepen a decade-long defense relationship built on shared interests. Story

Secretary Calls South Korean Defense Minister

Near the conclusion of his trip to the Asia-Pacific region, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called Republic of Korea Minister of National Defense Kim Kwan-Jin on his flight from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to Beijing, Assistant Press Secretary Carl Woog said in a statement. 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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