Hagel tours cruiser as U.S. beefs up Black Sea presence

Posted: June 6, 2014 at 5:19 a.m.

US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel listens to Romanian Defense Minister Mircea Dusa's speech during a joint press statement that followed their visit of the USS Vella Gulf, in Constanta, Romania, Thursday, June 5, 2014.

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel visited the U.S. Navy cruiser Vella Gulf in port in Romania on Thursday.

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