08 Mar '13, 4pm

Defense Secretary Hagel lands in Afghanistan to meet with U.S. troops, commanders and Afghan leaders:

Defense Secretary Hagel lands in Afghanistan to meet with U.S. troops, commanders and Afghan leaders:

Related Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's message to ISAF personnel Secretary of Defense Chuck" Hagel. DOD KABUL – Newly sworn-in Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel arrived unannounced here Friday, where he said he would meet with commanders and combat troops in an effort to better understand the war he is now responsible for bringing to a close. It is the first foreign trip and first visit to Afghanistan as defense secretary for Hagel, a twice-wounded veteran of Vietnam, whose service in the earlier conflict helped shape his opposition to widening the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. But in a press conference aboard a military aircraft en route to the war zone, the former Nebraska senator dismissed specific comparisons between Vietnam and Afghanistan. “There are always parallels to any war,” he said. Hagel, who has traveled several times to Afghanistan since 2002 – most recently...

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