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October 23, 2017

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Letter to the editor:

Obama’s savvy pick for defense job

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It was a brilliant move by President Barack Obama to nominate former Sen. Chuck Hagel, a Republican, to replace outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.

Hagel has been supported for the job by many, including Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer and retired Gen. Colin Powell, a Republican. Hagel is a Vietnam combat veteran with two Purple Heart awards and a hater of war.

It will be interesting to see how the Republicans line up on Hagel’s confirmation for the job.

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