Hagel Secures Key Senator's Support by Vowing to Do 'Whatever It Takes' to Stop Iran

Jewish New York Senator Charles Schumer says 'prepared to vote' for confirmation of Hagel as Secretary of Defense, removing major obstacle in Senate.

Former senator Chuck Hagel has secured the critical support of New York Senator Charles Schumer (D) for his appointment as U.S. Secretary of Defense by pledging to do “whatever it takes to stop Tehran from obtaining nuclear weapons, including the use of military force".