Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel hosted Secretary of State John Kerry at the Pentagon for a working lunch to discuss a range of national security issues. Before the meeting Secretary Hagel gave Secretary Kerry a painting depicting two Navy Patrol Craft Boats on the Mekong River Delta in the far south of Vietnam. Secretary Kerry commanded these types of vessels during the war. Secretary Hagel was also grateful to receive a signed photograph from Secretary Kerry taken during their February 2008 congressional delegation visit to Afghanistan along with then Senator Joseph Biden. (Sgt. Aaron Hostutler, USMC/DoD)
With Syria on everyone’s mind, Secretary of State John Kerry made the trip across the river yesterday to visit with Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel.
Among the items exchanged was the picture above, which we featured back in March as a Photo of the Day.
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