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Hagel Travels To Afghanistan In First Trip As Defense Secretary

Chuck Hagel took his first trip abroad as defense secretary to Afghanistan this past weekend, and some things did not go as planned.
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Afghan President Karzai Claims Taliban, U.S. Colluding

The allegations come as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel continues his first visit to the nation as Pentagon Chief – and after a deadly explosion in Kabul on Saturday that the Taliban called a message to the new defense secretary.
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Defense Secretary Hagel Navigates Afghan War Zone

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is taking his first overseas trip since taking the top job at the Pentagon. He'll be visiting troops and key officials in Afghanistan. Host Rachel Martin speaks with NPR's David Welna, who is along on the trip.
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Sniffing Out Bombs In Afghanistan: A Job That's Gone To The Dogs

Highly trained dogs are part of the U.S. military's fight against improvised explosive devices, which are the No. 1 killer of civilians and troops in Afghanistan. The dogs can search places that high-tech equipment simply can't.
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With Hagel In Afghanistan, Explosion Hits Near Defense Ministry

A bomb exploded near the Defense Ministry in Kabul Saturday morning as U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is visiting in Afghanistan. The Taliban claimed responsibility, calling it a message to the new Pentagon chief.

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