Hagel aligns himself with Obama policies
January 31st, 2013
10:33 AM ET
2 years ago

Hagel aligns himself with Obama policies

Washington (CNN) - Former Sen. Chuck Hagel addressed concerns of his critics on Thursday in the opening statement of his confirmation hearing to become President Barack Obama's next defense secretary.

The Vietnam veteran's statement to the Senate Armed Services Committee said he fully supported Obama administration policies on ending combat operations in Afghanistan next year, preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, and ending the ban on gays openly serving in the military.

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