Hagel concerned about possible split in NATO over threats from Russia, northern Africa

February 5, 2015 3:47 PM

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Hagel concerned about possible split in NATO over threats from Russia, northern Africa

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks during a media conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. NATO’s chief announced Thursday the alliance is set to more than double the size of its Response Force in response to Russian aggression in Ukraine and the challenge of Islamic extremism. NATO secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg, speaking to reporters before the opening of a meeting of defense ministers, said they were expected to agree to boost the size of the force from 13,000 to 30,000. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo) (The Associated Press)

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, center, waves across the table as he waits for the start of the NATO-Georgia Commission at the level of defense ministers at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. NATO defense ministers meet Thursday to discuss terrorism, the situation in Ukr...

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