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Hagel wins Hirono's endorsement to lead the Pentagon

By William Cole

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 28, 2013

~~<p>U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono, who was appointed to the Armed Services Committee at the start of the new session of Congress, has thrown her support behind former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel to become the next secretary of defense.</p>
<p>&quot;He is a person who is a Vietnam veteran, and he has a strong record of supporting our troops, supporting the military, supporting our veterans,&quot; Hirono said. &quot;He has a Purple Heart, and I think he has the kind of breadth of experience that would make him the kind of secretary of defense that I would look for.&quot;</p>
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U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono, who was appointed to the Armed Services Committee at the start of the new session of Congress, has thrown her support behind former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel to become the next secretary of defense.

"He is a person who is a Vietnam veteran, and he has a strong record of supporting our troops, supporting the military, supporting our veterans," Hirono said. "He has a Purple Heart, and I think he has the kind of breadth of experience that would make him the kind of secretary of defense that I would look for." Login for more...



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