U.S. Defense Secretary Hagel Makes First Trip To Mideast In New Role


S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks with reporters after... News PhotoAbu Dhabi,Chemical,Chuck Hagel,Diplomacy,Journalist,Lifestyles,Middle East,Military,Month,Persian Gulf Countries,Politics,Press Conference,Syria,Talking,USA,United Arab Emirates,Vertical,Waist Up,WeaponPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - APRIL 25: U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks with reporters after reading a statement on chemical weapon use in Syria during a press conference on April 25, 2013 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.The U.S. Defense Secretary is on a six-day regional tour of the Middle East, his first since taking over as Pentagon chief two months ago. The visit is expected to be dominated by concerns over Iran's nuclear program and Syria's civil war. (Photo by Jim Watson-Pool/Getty Images)