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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel holds a briefing at the Pentagon in February. On Ukraine crisis, 'de-escalation is our focus,' Secretary Hagel said in a briefing with his Polish counterpart Thursday, April 17, 2014. (Susan Walsh/AP/File)

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'De-escalation is our focus,' Hagel said alongside his Polish counterpart, but 'we have to look at every possibility.' Even so, US steps on Ukraine are not meant to threaten Russia, he said.

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