(Advertisement)

Defense-job nod going to Hagel, insiders say

Obama’s nomination expected today

Posted: January 7, 2013 at 5:13 a.m.

Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, seen in this Feb 21, 2007, photo, is expected to be nominated as the next defense secretary.

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.

This story is only available from our archives.

Front Section, Pages 1 on 01/07/2013

(Advertisement)



« Previous Story

India, Pakistan trade shots in Kashmir

Pakistan and India traded accusations Sunday of violating the cease-fire in the disputed northern region of Kashmir, with Islamabad accusing Indian troops of a cross-border... Read »

Next Story »

Tax issue is over, GOP leader says

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell made clear Sunday that he would oppose any effort by the Obama administration to increase tax revenue beyond the higher rates for top earners in the recent fiscal deal.

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell made clear Sunday that he would oppose any effort by the Obama admini... Read »