Report: Obama to nominate Hagel for US Defense Secretary

January 4, 2013 21:08

US President Barack Obama will name former Senator Chuck Hagel as his choice for defense secretary as early as Monday, US-based Foreign Policy magazine reported Friday.

According to the report, citing several sources close to the process, the White House and Hagel have been in touch on a regular basis and the former senator is indeed the expected pick.

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