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Jed Babbin: Why Obama chose Chuck Hagel for Defense

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To understand why President Obama chose former Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., to be the next secretary of defense, it's only necessary to compare the biggest challenges facing the Pentagon to Obama's ideology and agenda. For Obama, Hagel is an almost ideal ideological choice. Hagel has been outspoken in support of Obama's foreign policy and Pentagon budget cuts. In an August 2011 interview with the...

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