Hagel approved as Pentagon Chief by US Senate Panel

By JPOST.COM STAFF, HILARY LEILA KRIEGER, JPOST
February 13, 2013 00:04

WASHINGTON – Chuck Hagel was approved as the next US secretary of defense on Tuesday, clearing a hurdle towards confirmation.

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 votes.


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