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February 27, 2013 1:48 am

Obama: We Have the Defense Secretary Our Nation Needs

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Politico – President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the nation will now have the defense secretary it needs.

“With the bipartisan confirmation of Chuck Hagel as our next Secretary of Defense, we will have the defense secretary our nation needs and the leader our troops deserve,” he said in a statement. “From the moment he volunteered for military service in Vietnam, Chuck has devoted his life to keeping America secure and our armed forces strong. An American patriot who fought and bled for our country, he understands our sacred obligations to our service members, military families and veterans.”

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