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Chuck Hagel Confirmation Hearings

Beneath Hagel's Confirmation Hearings

D. Robert Worley | Posted 04.20.2013 | Politics
D. Robert Worley

Chuck Hagel's nomination as secretary of defense brought two old issues to the forefront -- the Iraq war and U.S.-Israeli relations. Beneath the ankle biting lies a significant competition over U.S. grand strategy.

Joshua Hersh

Chuck Hagel Deflects The Questions

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

In the morning session of his confirmation hearing for secretary of defense, Chuck Hagel struck a largely conciliatory tone, deflecting the most confr...

GOP Farce at Hagel Hearings

Jon Soltz | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics
Jon Soltz

All the money spent by the Sheldon Adelsons of the world, to sink this nomination, is a colossal waste. Chuck Hagel will be confirmed, and neoconservative influence over our military policy will finally, and thankfully, be dead.

The Great Obama Shuffle

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Barack Obama arrived in Washington in 2009 buoyed by the slogan "change we can believe in." The bitter Hagel hearings will be a fierce reminder that, when it comes to foreign policy, old is new, and the words "change" and "Washington" don't belong in the same sentence.

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.