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Pentagon chief tours Mideast amid fears over Syrian fallout

US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks with Israeli soldiers during a visit to a military training site at an army base near Tel Aviv, on April 23, 2013. Hagel sought to reassure traditional US allies in a Middle East tour this week but fears over SyrPentagon chief Chuck Hagel sought to reassure traditional US allies in a Middle East tour this week but fears over Syria's civil war underscored the upheaval gripping the region.