January 8, 2013

Chuck Hagel's Israel Litmus Test

Aaron David Miller, Los Angeles Times

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What American Jews or Israelis think about Chuck Hagel's views on Israel shouldn't be the primary criterion to judge his nomination for secretary of Defense.

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January 8, 2013
Chuck Hagel: Wrongheaded War Hero
Bret Stephens, Wall Street Journal
Chuck Hagel, the former Republican senator from Nebraska and Barack Obama's choice to be secretary of defense, served with honor as an infantryman in Vietnam and was wounded twice. This fact, a tribute to Mr. Hagel's personal... more ››
January 11, 2013
American Decline Is Now U.S. Foreign Policy
Charles Krauthammer, WaPo
Hagel himself doesn't matter. He won’t make foreign policy. Obama will run it out of the White House even more tightly than he did in the first term. Hagel's importance is the message his nomination sends about where Obama... more ››
January 9, 2013
Hagel Critics' Disingenuous Anti-Gay Charge
Berin Szoka, RealClearWorld
Foreign policy neoconservatives are circling around Chuck Hagel. They’re desperate to block the former Nebraska senator from becoming Secretary of Defense because, as a Republican, he could help revive the traditional GOP... more ››