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Hagel in Afghanistan

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has arrived in Afghanistan. He flew to Kabul after reassuring Middle Eastern leaders that the U.S. is not abandoning its commitment to that 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...

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