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May 10, 2013 7:00 am

Hagel: Maintaining Israel’s Edge is a Priority

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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. Photo: Wikipedia.

JPost – US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said reinforcing Israel’s edge and bolstering security relationships with neighbors like Egypt were both US priorities.

Hagel, speaking Thursday to the Washington Institute for Near East Policy’s annual Soref Symposium, described his recent visit to Israel and the region, his first since assuming the defense secretary post in February.

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