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Hagel Reassures Mid-East Leaders of US Commitment

The U.S. defense secretary has reassured Middle Eastern leaders that the U.S. is not abandoning its commitment to the region, following the recently negotiated deal with Iran about its nuclear program. Chuck Hagel, speaking Saturday at a regional security forum in Bahrain, sought to alleviate apprehensions that the Iran nuclear deal, coupled with U.S. budget pressures and the drawdown in Afghanistan, could signal a decline in America's commitment to the area.Secretary Hagel detailed for...

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