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Pentagon's Chuck Hagel breaks the mold, makes time for the troops

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He may be President Obama's newly-installed Defense secretary, but to the troops Chuck Hagel makes time to talk shop with, he's the trusted sergeant they can confide in, just like when he served as an Army sarge in Vietnam. It's a role Hagel relishes. While most of his time is dedicated to managing the drawdown in Afghanistan and preparing for the first time in a decade when the nation won't be...