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January 06, 2013


Hagel Pick Could Come Monday

President Obama will nominate former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) to be his defense secretary, and an announcement could come on Monday, Reuters reports.

"The choice will likely set up a confirmation battle in the Senate over whether the former Nebraska senator strongly supports key U.S. ally Israel. Hagel also has been criticized for comments he made questioning the effectiveness of sanctions on Iran for its nuclear program."

Marc Ambinder: Why Hagel?














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