President Barack Obama is nominating former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) as the next defense secretary and White House Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Adviser John Brennan as the next CIA director. The battle lines over Hagel’s nomination are already being drawn, as at least two no votes from senators were registered before Obama’s pick was official. If approved, Hagel, a Vietnam War veteran, would be the first enlisted soldier to ever assume the role of the Pentagon’s top ...
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