Defense Secretary Hagel in Afghanistan
March 8th, 2013
12:12 PM ET

Defense Secretary Hagel in Afghanistan

The first Vietnam veteran to be U.S. defense secretary is spending his first overseas trip on the job thanking soldiers and Marines.

At about 11 a.m. ET Friday, Chuck Hagel touched down in Kabul, Afghanistan. On the plane taking him there, he told reporters that the main reason for going was to thank the troops.

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  1. saywhat

    The question is whether this man and the one now heading State can bring some rationality & foresight to the way US has been conditioned to look at rest of the world?
    Our perspective has been distorted by design over the past decade. Let us see.

    March 8, 2013 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    If we continue with same old of the same old than we can say farewell to any hope of leaving a better world for our kids and grand kids.

    March 8, 2013 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  3. bobcat (in a hat)©

    I've really given up any hope of leaving a better world for our next generations. The forces that have been set in motion don't seem to be going in the direction envisioned by our world leaders. There is too much hate and distrust in the world today. The old gaurd are stuck in their ways and don't know how to think outside the box. I think our only true hope lies in our younger generation with their more open and accepting views. They seem to be the ones who are able to discard the old views of intolerance for anything that is different. The old ways no longer apply to this new century.

    March 8, 2013 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    Very well said @bobcat.Agree.

    March 8, 2013 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Name s kel

    He should go to the warzone states of the extream right tea party obstruction senators who tried to block him on non truthful bs garbage they presented.

    March 8, 2013 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  6. little mister©

    I am surviving the living conditions.
    Lots of flying insects
    Im in a sink hole in rawlings whyoming.
    Im scared

    March 9, 2013 at 7:32 am | Report abuse |
  7. little mister©

    Where is my bambi?

    March 9, 2013 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
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      If she has any sense, Timbuktu.

      March 9, 2013 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |