U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel

Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo/Deparment of Defense via Bloomberg

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, listens to Navy Cmdr. Timothy Wilke as he tours the Littoral Combat Ship USS Freedom in Singapore on June 2, 2013. The Freedom is the Navy's first Littoral Combat Ship and is forward deployed for operations out of Singapore.