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Defense Sec. Hagel visits Marines; fields questions on Iraq

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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel spent some time with Marines on a visit to Camp Pendleton on Tuesday. (Source: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE/CNN) Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel spent some time with Marines on a visit to Camp Pendleton on Tuesday. (Source: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE/CNN)

CAMP PENDLETON, CA (CNN) – Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel spend some time with Marines on a visit to Camp Pendleton on Tuesday.

Before a question and answer session, Hagel announced the Pentagon's plans to send more military advisers to northern Iraq to help local forces fight militants.

It was Hagel's first stop in the United States after a weeklong trip that involved stops in Germany, Australia and India.

In Australia, Hagel joined Secretary of State John Kerry in urging Iraq's new leader to quickly form a more inclusive government.

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