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11/24/2014 11:52 am ET Updated Jan 24, 2015

John Boehner Calls For Shift In Military Strategy Along With Chuck Hagel Replacement

WASHINGTON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - John Boehner, who leads Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives, said on Monday that the selection of a replacement for Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense must be accompanied by a new look at U.S. military policies.

"This personnel change must be part of a larger re-thinking of our strategy to confront the threats we face abroad, especially the threat posed by the rise of ISIL," Boehner, the House speaker, said in a statement, signaling a potential tough tone by Republicans in Congress on the appointment.

(Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Susan Heavey)

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