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On The Slide: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel struggles on Syria

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This wasn’t the job Chuck Hagel signed up for. When President Obama tapped Hagel, a former Republican senator, to be secretary of defense, Hagel was seen as embarking on a mission to manage a post-war draw-down, including reductions in Pentagon spending and the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Afghanistan. Months later, however, Hagel finds himself as one of the top presidential advisers...

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