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Chuck Hagel Defends Record at Confirmation Hearing

  • Posted: 2/1/2013
    • Length: 07:36
    • Plays: ???
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Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, nominee for secretary of defense, faced pointed questioning at his confirmation hearing. Fellow Republicans, including Sen. John McCain, interrogated Hagel on his past opposition to the surge of U.S. troops into Iraq. Judy Woodruff reports on the contentious exchanges in Congress.

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