The Senate Armed Services Committee has not yet set a date for confirmation hearings on President Clinton's nomination of retiring Sen. William S. Cohen as secretary of defense, a SASC spokesman says, adding that hearings could even be held after the Jan. 20 presidential inauguration. Four years ago, SASC did not wait until the inauguration and held hearings on the nomination of the late Les Aspin as defense secretary in early January, permitting him to be sworn in on Jan. 20. The difference ...

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