After less than two years as U.S. Secretary of Defense, what progress did Chuck Hagel make on the withdrawal in Afghanistan, the Pentagon budget, and the rise of the Islamic State?
U.S. policy should emphasize direct diplomacy to negotiate a ceasefire with all sides including Syrian President Bashar Assad, but direct military intervention will lead to more bloodshed and Obama fighting on the side of an Al-Qaeda affiliated organization.
Will Hegel follow in Panetta’s ideological footsteps when it comes to the Air-Sea, Cold War style battle in the Pacific?
At the very least least, Chuck Hagel knows war intimately.
The debates surrounding Obama’s cabinet nominations offer a welcome opportunity for the public–and the administration–to review the failing U.S. policy toward Iran.
It may be a launching pad to push much farther to end our wars, close military bases, and cut Pentagon funding.
Obama’s Pentagon-chief nomination signals that the White House isn’t looking to move towards a military attack on Iran any time soon.
Hagel has been a “realist” towards Iran which infuriates Neo-cons and AIPAC, but will Obama fight for him?