What Obama’s Nominations Mean: The Military Is Being Downsized … But Covert Operations Are Gearing Up
January 8, 2013 - 1:21pm
Obama has nominated a veteran – not a chickenhawk – to serve as Secretary of Defense. The Washington Post reports that Chuck Hagel: … was deputy director of the Veterans Administration during the Reagan administration and later served as president of the United Service Organizations. U.S. News and World Report notes: The Vietnam War veteran and the recipient of the purple heart, Hagel would be the first enlisted soldier in the military to rise to the ranks of defense secretary. Indeed, while all of the neocon warmongers are chickenhawks who dodged service to their country, many veterans and active-duty service men are opposed to the endless wars, which only weaken our national security and increase terrorism. See this, this, this, this, this, this and this. No wonder Hagel is more moderate than those who want to start conflagrations all over the world....
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