February 7, 2013

How Chuck Hagel Is Playing in Iran

Alireza Nader, New York Times

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We have heard a great deal about how Washington is reacting to the nomination of Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense, so perhaps it is worth paying some attention to how Hagel is playing in Tehran.

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