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Obama to nominate Hagel as Pentagon chief

January 7, 2013
By JULIE PACE , THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will nominate Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary, a senior administration official said Sunday, choosing a former Senate colleague and a decorated Vietnam veteran and signaling he's ready for a contentious confirmation fight likely dominated by questions about Hagel's stands on Israel and Iran.

 
 
 

 

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