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Chuck Hagel friends try to save his Pentagon nomination

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Allies of former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel, who's seen his chances of being nominated Pentagon chief dwindle amid claims he's anti-Israel, anti-gay and a foe of military force in Iran, are mounting an aggressive campaign to get him the post, arguing that his credentials and service in Vietnam make him a rare "soldier" to lead the Defense Department. Fellow former Virginia Sen. John...