February 26th, 2013
12:59 PM ET
2 years ago

Hagel confirmation battle: bruised but standing

Washington (CNN) – Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel's rocky and inauspicious path to the Pentagon could haunt him if he doesn't watch his step.

"If people feel Hagel makes a mistake in the future, they will come after him even harder than if this ugly process of recent weeks hadn't happened," said Michael O'Hanlon, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a co-author of "Bending History: Barack Obama's Foreign Policy."

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Filed under: Chuck Hagel • Department of Defense • Senate
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  1. just sayin

    hagel, an incompetent tool that obama will use to wreck our military with cuts. and then blame it on a republican. come on people, this is far, far too obvious. leon panetta wouldn't go along with obama's cuts because he knew what they would do to the military.

    February 26, 2013 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  2. Name Csrl

    John Mccain is so arrogant. Makes the GOP Look so bad... They are still acting like the stupid party....

    February 26, 2013 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  3. jkane sfl the gop national disgrace party will be swept out like the trash they are in2014 ?

    The gop will always be the party of stupid and the stupid voters who continue to vote againest their own best interest !!!!

    February 26, 2013 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |