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Can an Anti-interventionist be Secretary of Defense?

• Free Press Publications
President Obama has already tapped John Kerry as his next Secretary of State, a pick that should pass the Senate without issue. However, the “leading candidate” for Secretary of Defense is facing an uphill battle. John Glaser of writes, “Hagel is an outsider when it comes to his own party in the realm of foreign policy. Hawks have harshly criticized him as unworthy of the position because of his record of opposition to interventionism, military quagmires, sanctions, and for not toeing the line demanded by the pro-Israel lobby.” While in the Senate, Hagel defended his position by saying, “I’m a United States senator. I’m not an Israeli senator.”

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