Chuck Hagel in the Hot Seat at House Armed Services Committee

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Before the House Armed Services Committee today, Chuck Hagel defended the decision to swap five Taliban leaders for Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. "We made the right decision, and we did it for the right reasons." The Defense Secretary said the Administration complied with the law and fulfilled the commitment to recover all captive military personnel under precedents for prisoner exchanges, which go back to the Revolutionary War. "War is always about human beings, not machines. War is a dirty business. And we don't like to deal with those realities but realities they are." Jeremy Herb, reports on the Defense Department for Politico.

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