Opposition to the potential nomination of former Republican Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel as the nation’s next defense secretary continues to mount.
Former Republican Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel may no longer be President Obama’s favored pick to run the Defense Department, sources told the Free Beacon.
CHARLOTTE — A longtime surrogate for Team Obama accused Mitt Romney and the Republican Party of caring more about Washington interests and the Tea Party than they do about war veterans and America.
The Pentagon’s senior policy official, who until recently took part in detailed war planning, said on Tuesday that U.S. military strike plans for Iranian nuclear facilities are very advanced and ready for use. Michele Flournoy, who last month stepped down as undersecretary of defense for policy, also said the Obama administration is opposed to using force now because of worries that Iran will redouble its nuclear arms work, increase the secrecy of its program, and use proxy terrorists in the region to attack Americans.