2013 | 04/18/2013
Newly appointed Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will travel to Saudi Arabia and other points in the Middle East from April 20-27 according to a Pentagon announcement yesterday. He will stop in Israel and Jordan before reaching Riyadh. Following the visit to Saudi Arabia Hagel will travel to Egypt and the United Arab Emirates. The Secretary will focus on bilateral issues at each stop as well as the regional challenges of Iran and Syria.