Pentagon chief meets with sailors aboard US Navy cruiser deployed off Romania

  • by: LOLITA C. BALDOR , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 5, 2014 - 9:25 AM

CONSTANTA, Romania — Against the backdrop of bristling tensions with Russia, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel visited the U.S. Navy cruiser Vella Gulf in port in Romania Thursday, underscoring the U.S. military's commitment to security in the nervous region.

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