Photo of the week: Hagel over Israel

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel gets a hawk's eye tour of the Golan Heights from his Israeli counterpart, Moshe Yaalon, during his first visit to Israel since enduring a Senate confirmation process in which opponents sharply questioned his commitment to defending the Jewish state. In the last week, Hagel has said the Pentagon's new major arms deal with Israel and three Arab states sent a clear "message" to Iran, discussed military options for handling post-conflict Syria with Jordanian leaders, sat with Egypt's new top brass, and capped his trip off by revealing that the U.S. believes Syria likely used sarin gas on its own people. 

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