U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel returns a military salute as he steps off a blackhawk helicopter to transfer to an aircraft on his way to Washington on March 11, 2013 in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Jason Reed/Pool/Getty Images)
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel finished up a brief surprise trip to Afghanistan on Monday. Check out more images from his visit after the break…
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks to the press following his meeting with Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai in Kabul, March 10, 2013. (Jason Reed/Pool/Getty Images)
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel poses for a picture with members of the U.S. Army and Marines during his visit to the Kabul Military Training Center on March 10, 2013 in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Jason Reed/Pool/Getty Images)
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel awards a Purple Heart medal to Sergeant Jeremyah Williams (C) of the 426 Brigade Support Battalion at Jalalabad Airfield on March 9, 2013 near the southeast of Jalalabad city, Afghanistan. (Jason Reed/Pool/Getty Images)
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