Mac DefordJanuary 12, 2013 09:55
Commentary: GOP’s hostile reaction to his appointment reflects its self-destructive thinking on foreign policy.
President Barack Obama and Secretary of Defense nominee Chuck Hagel Jan. 7, 2013 in Washington, D.C. Hagel is expected to bring a moderate Republican viewpoint to the Pentagon. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Obama is using Hagel and Kerry to re-assert a rational, moderate approach to foreign policy that Republicans once embraced.