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Chuck Hagel

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  • Hagel and defense

    Biography isn't policy. President Obama's choice for secretary of defense, Chuck Hagel, former Nebraska Republican senator, has a resume most politicians can envy: a clean senatorial record, no ethical lapses and two purple hearts from a war many...
  • The double threats

    Just as Lenin's body remains on public display in Russia, because one never knows when he might be useful to rally the masses, so, too, does the ghost (but thankfully not the body) of the late Joseph McCarthy (R-Wis.) remain a useful symbol for...
  • A petty decision by Obama

    It's official. President Obama has named former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) as his nominee for secretary of defense. Hence, we may be in store for the worst defense secretary nomination fight since George H.W. Bush's failed appointment of Sen. John Tower...
  • Need for straight talk from US Defense Department

    PARIS -- Christmas has provided a day of distraction from war, the usual condition for most of the world, and the steady-state of the modern American nation, so to speak. At the end of 1941, following Pearl Harbor, the United States had a War Department,...
  • Arab spring best left alone

    PARIS -- The cry from the Obama administration's policy desks since last week is how "we" can "get this revolution back on track." "We" are not only talking about the Cairo revolution, but the revolutionary Arab springtime as a whole, with all of its...
  • Obama's second coming

    WASHINGTON -- The first two weeks of the second Obama administration have signaled that a more assertive president now sits behind the Oval Office desk than the one who settled in there after his first inauguration four years ago. The starry-eyed...
  • An energized lame duck

    WASHINGTON -- It's sometimes said that a lame-duck president is a weakened leader from the first day of his last term. The two-term limit of the 22nd Amendment, imposed by wrathful Republicans in 1951 in response to FDR's breach of the George Washington...
  • Chuck Hagel survives

    WASHINGTON -- After all the thunder and lightning signifying nothing but more Republican obstructionism, former Sen. Chuck Hagel has taken over at the Pentagon, vowing a realistic approach to America's military role in the world. Not surprisingly, he...
  • Hagel runs the Senate gauntlet

    WASHINGTON--Former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel, nominated to be President Obama's secretary of defense, arrived at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee knowing what to expect. His critics, conservative fellow Republicans...
  • Hagel's challenge

    WASHINGTON -- Chuck Hagel, the former Republican senator from Nebraska who survived a stormy confirmation hearing to become the new secretary of defense, had a coming-out party of sorts Wednesday before the National Defense University, the government's...
  • Straight talk from the Pentagon about getting involved in Syrian civil war

    WASHINGTON -- The Hollywood version of American military leadership has often cast it in bombastic terms, like the hot-headed Air Force general played by George C. Scott in "Dr. Strangelove" or Burt Lancaster's ambitious power-seeker in "Seven Days in...