Hagel to Visit Israel

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks at the National Defense University at Ft. McNair April 3, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Hope nobody in Israel was paying attention to that Chuck Hagel confirmation hearing, or else things might be awkward. The secretary of Defense will visit Israel April 21–23, an Israeli official told Reuters on Tuesday. Hagel’s visit is meant to show the U.S.’s support of Israel as the country faces an increased nuclear threat from Iran. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is currently in Israel, and President Obama visited the country last month.