Hagel: Missing Jet Highlights Need For U.S. In Asia

(Undated) -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the fate of a missing Malaysian jetliner will be part of the focus of this week's Southwest Asian summit in Hawaii. Speaking to reporters last night while on his way to Honolulu, Hagel said the inability to find the missing jet shows the need for the U.S. to expand its presence in the region. Hagel plans to visit Japan, China and Mongolia following the Hawaii summit.