7 January 2013
ABC Radio Australia
President Barack Obama has nominated Chuck Hagel, a former Republican Senator from the state of Nebraska as the next Secretary of Defence. Research associate Tom Switzer discusses the nomination and the controversies surrounding the potentially divisive Hagel, a Vietnam veteran and Iraq war critic.
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