Senate Confirms Hagel As Secretary Of Defense

Law360, Los Angeles (February 26, 2013, 6:10 PM EST) -- The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed Sen. Chuck T. Hagel as the nation’s next defense secretary hours after voting to end the Republican filibuster of President Barack Obama’s nomination earlier in the day.

Hagel’s confirmation as head of the U.S. Department of Defense comes just two weeks after the Senate Armed Services Committee voted to in favor of Hagel, which sent the nomination to the full Senate after a heated debate and far-reaching criticisms, including accusations of radicalism on issues like nuclear weapons and the nation's...
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