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Former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-ne) joined President Barack Obama in the White House on Monday where he accepted the president’s nomination to become the next Secretary of Defense. Hagel spoke briefly as he accepted the nomination, saying that he hopes to use the post – if confirmed – to advance the nation’s security, strengthen America’s alliances abroad and broaden “global freedom, decency and humanity.” »

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