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Levin Statement on Hagel Nomination for Secretary of Defense


Location: Washington, DC

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin, D-Mich., made the following statement regarding President Obama's nomination of former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel to serve as secretary of defense:

"Senator Hagel is well qualified to serve as secretary of defense with his broad experience in national security affairs. He was a decorated soldier and an effective member of the Senate, and he is a strong advocate for the men and women of our military. The Armed Services Committee will give prompt and careful consideration to Senator Hagel's nomination for this critical position."

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