WASHINGTON – The nomination of Chuck Hagel as the next US secretary of defense
is slated to be put up for a vote on Tuesday.
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The Senate Armed Services
Committee announced Monday that the vote would take place in the afternoon on
the following day, and committee chairman Sen. Carl Levin said that members
would have the opportunity to make comments before casting their
Should he be approved by the committee, Hagel would then have to
face the full Senate.