What are the implications for Israel of Hagel's confirmation?
It's now more important than ever for Obama to send a message to Tehran that regardless of who heads the Defense Department, U.S. policy is to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons.
U.S. President Barack Obama’s nominee for secretary of defense, former Senator Chuck Hagel, has now been confirmed by a Senate vote of 58-41, with all the Senate Democrats and four Republicans voting in his favor (the two independents also voted for him). But this nose count hides the reality that a majority of senators, including many Democrats, would almost certainly have preferred a different candidate. The...
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