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Chuck Hagel Military Experience

Chuck Hagel Will Be Fifth Defense Secretary With Military Past

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When President Barack Obama declared that his defense secretary nominee, Chuck Hagel, would be the first former enlisted man to lead the...

The Hagel Hearings

Nick Turse | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics
Nick Turse

You can be sure: Hagel's military service in Vietnam will be mentioned -- and praised. You can also be sure of this: no senator will ask Hagel about his presence during the machine-gunning of an orphanage in Vietnam's Mekong Delta or the lessons he might have drawn from that incident.