Chuck Hagel Approved as Next Defense Secretary

Former Sen. Chuck Hagel will lead the U.S. Dept. of Defense.

Former Sen. Chuck Hagel will lead the U.S. Dept. of Defense.

With a vote of 58 to 41, the Senate voted to confirm Chuck Hagel for secretary of defense according to National Public Radio.

The vote was mostly along party lines after an unprecedented filibuster by Republicans, that temporarily blocked the nomination of the two-term Republican senator from Nebraska.

Hagel will become the first Vietnam veteran to led the Department of Defense. The president said in Hagel he had found someone who understood “the consequences of decisions we make in this town.”

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  1. A warm welcome to the new Secretary of Defence. We wish him a operate that may solve the relevant problems such as sequestration and all others claudio alpaca

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