Hagel Arrives in Afghanistan, Meets With Leaders

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Chuck Hagel arrives at International Security Assistance Force headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan Dec. 7, 2013. Hagel planned to visit with troops and meet with U.S. Military and Afghan leaders. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel greets U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., right, commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan, and James B. Cunningham, left, U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan on arrival in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 7, 2013. Hagel planned to visit with troops and commanders on the ground. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel greets U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan, and James B. Cunningham, center, U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, on arrival in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 7, 2013. Hagel planned to visit with troops and commanders on the ground. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel meets with U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., foreground, commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan, and James B. Cunningham, second left, U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 7, 2013.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel meets with U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., right, commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan, and James B. Cunningham, second left, U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 7, 2013.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel greets Afghan Defense Minister Bismullah Khan Mohammadi in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 7, 2013. The leaders met to discuss issues of mutual importance and concern. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel greets Gen. Sher Mohammad Karimi, the Afghan army’s chief of staff, before a meeting in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 7, 2013.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, second left, meets with Afghan Defense Minister Bismullah Khan Mohammadi, second right, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 7, 2013. The leaders discussed issues of mutual importance and concern. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel meets with Afghan Defense Minister Bismullah Khan Mohammadi, foreground, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 7, 2013. The leaders discussed issues of mutual importance and concern DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel briefs reporters in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 7, 2013. Hagel emphasized the purpose of his trip is to visit troops over the holiday season and thank them for their service. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel briefs reporters in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 7, 2013. Hagel emphasized the purpose of his trip is to visit troops over the holiday season and thank them for their service. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel briefs reporters in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 7, 2013. Hagel emphasized the purpose of his trip is to visit troops over the holiday season and thank them for their service. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo