Defense-job nod going to Hagel, insiders say
Obama’s nomination expected today
Posted: January 7, 2013 at 5:13 a.m.
President Barack Obama will nominate former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary, a senior administration official said Sunday, choosing a former Senate colleague and a decorated Vietnam veteran and signaling he’s ready for a contentious confirmation fight likely dominated by questions about Hagel’s stands on Israel and Iran.
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