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Chuck Hagel Calls for Cooperation on Terrorism, Less Reliance on U.S. Armed Forces

Chuck Hagel
Chuck Hagel

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke at a security forum in Washington, DC, about how the country should take a civilian, less violent approach and lessen the use of military force in defense issues, Defense One reported Tuesday.

Kevin Baron writes the former senator wants to build alliances with other nation-states to handle terrorism as the post-war global landscape changes.

Hagel delivered a speech about defense funding and security concerns at the Global Security Forum held at the Center for Strategic and International Studies on Tuesday, the report went on to say.

Baron reports he spoke about the US’ role in international security and defense as the country moves away and adjusts from “perpetual war footing” with the conclusion of the Iraq war and the Afghanistan mission coming to an end.

“As the United States makes this transition to what comes after the post-9/11 era, we are only beginning to see the dramatic shifts underway that will define our future and shape our interactions in the world,” Hagel said.

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