Bloomberg cites the Atlantic Council for honoring Secretary of State Chuck Hagel at its annual Distinguished Leadership Awards dinner:

Hagel received the Atlantic Council’s Distinguished Leader Award at a black-tie dinner at a Ritz Carlton in Washington.

He praised the organization’s history of fostering dialogues and peace.

“If there is ever a time in history where we have the tools, where we have the capacity, where we have the institutions to engage and fix the problems, it is now,” Hagel said. “Never in the history of man has there been so many resources and so many institutions and structures to allow us to accomplish that.”

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