This is a relaxation of a partial suspension of aid imposed by the US government after Egypt’s military ousted President Mohamed Mursi cracked down violently on protesters.
General Mark Welsh, the Air Force Chief of Staff, defended the decision to retire the fleet of A-10 “Warthog” planes.
While in Mexico, Hagel will attend the second US-Canada-Mexico North American Defense Ministerial conference to meet with the other defense leaders.
The troops will be stationed in four countries in efforts to show support to U.S. allies in the region following Russian aggression in Ukraine.
This is the first conversation between the defense leaders since Colonel-General Mykhaylo Koval took office March 25th.
Congress identifies areas that need to be improved as America continues to grapple with the problem of home-grown terrorism nearly a year after Boston bombings.
While Beijing continues to escalate territorial disputes in the South and East China Seas, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel continues to try to convince China that they do not have the right to unilaterally establish an air defense zone over the disputed islands.
Pro-Russian protesters have occupied Ukrainian government buildings in three major cities, declaring the Eastern region a “people’s republic” and calling for a referendum on secession from Ukraine to be held by May 11.
“Russia’s unlawful actions in Ukraine have dire implications for international and regional security and are a paradigm shift
for our relations with Moscow,” said Pentagon official Derek Chollet.