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Hagel confirmation hearings kick off

The confirmation hearings for Chuck Hagel, President Obama’s nominee to be the next secretary of defense, have begun.

He’s facing critics who think his support for Israel is weak and that he isn’t committed to maintaining a strong military and will succumb to easily to calls to cut defense spending.

But he has picked up some early supporters in former Sens. Sam Nunn, a Democrat, and John Warner, a Republican.

He’s also been endorsed by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.

So what do contractors think his impact will be? Click here to read some comments from on earlier blog I wrote about Hagel.

It is worth a second look now that he’s so close to a vote.


 

Posted by Nick Wakeman on Jan 31, 2013 at 7:24 PM


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