Who is Chuck Hagel and Why Are Republicans so Angry?
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Who is Chuck Hagel and Why Are Republicans so Angry?

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Former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel is President Obama’s latest choice for Defense Secretary. Fellow Republicans are calling him incompetent, anti-gay and anti-Semitic, but confirmation is considered likely. Supporters say the first former enlisted man and first Vietnam vet to hold the job would not waste either the lives of American soldiers or billions of dollars. What would an outspoken maverick contemptuous of the Washington establishment mean for the Pentagon—and defense of the nation? Also, will new electronics create any “wows” in Las Vegas?

 

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