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Chuck hagel defense pick

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The nomination would likely spark a fight in Congress with many Conservatives opposed to Hagel's stance on Israel.
According to Powell, Hagel is "superbly qualified" for the position.
The Senate Majority leader said Republicans were endangering the nation by delaying Chuck Hagel's confirmation.
Chuck Hagel was sworn in as the US secretary of defense on Wednesday after a difficult nomination process.
Hagel's trip to Afghanistan is his first since being appointed as defense chief.
Chuck hagel defense pick

Chuck Hagel was sworn in as the new secretary of defense on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013.

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