Hagel Grilled by Senators as Confirmation Hearings Begin
by News Editor
USA Today – Defense Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel told senators on Thursday that no single statement defines him, and he is committed to maintaining a strong American role in the world.
“America has and must maintain the strongest military in the world,” Hagel said during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee. “We must lead the international community to confront threats and challenges together.”