Senate Confirmation Hearing: NeoCons vs. McCainSubmitted by Peace Gold Love on Thu, 01/31/2013 - 18:11
WASHINGTON, DC | Thursday, January 31, 2013
The Senate Armed Services Committee holds a confirmation hearing for former Senator Chuck Hagel (D-NE), nominated to be the next Secretary of Defense.
Current Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is retiring upon Sen. Hagel's confirmation.
Sen. Hagel served two terms as a Nebraska Senator. While in Congress, he served on the Committee on Foreign Relations. He voted in favor of the Iraq war before later opposing continued U.S. involvement.
Hagel was a Sergeant in the Army and served in Vietnam.