Pentagon officials claim the base was operated by Libyan personnel, not by U.S. forces in secret.
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.
While in Mexico, Hagel will attend the second US-Canada-Mexico North American Defense Ministerial conference to meet with the other defense leaders.
The additional demonstrations included a cyberwarfare program, a direct close air support system that can be utilized via mobile technology, and advancements to the Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM)
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.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday that the U.S. with withhold from providing lethal aide.
This is the first conversation between the defense leaders since Colonel-General Mykhaylo Koval took office March 25th.
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.