Pentagon Enlisted in Pro-Hagel Campaign; Releases Documents to Support Him
Scarborough, Rowan, The Washington Times (Washington, DC)
Byline: Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
The Pentagon is conducting a campaignto rebut what it calls myths about Defense Secretary-designate Chuck Hagel by sending documents to senators purporting to show that Mr. Hagel is pro-Israel and tough on Iran.
The papers - one of which is titled Chuck Hagel's Record: Myths and Facts - kick off what is expected to be a strong lobbying effort by the Obama administration and liberal groups to win Mr. Hagel's confirmation by the Senate Armed Services Committee and then the full Senate.
Republicans have voiced opposition, principally because of his statements about Israel and Iran - one an ally, the other an adversary who fought a proxy war against U.S. troops in Iraq and wants nuclear weapons.
One Pentagon document lists six myths about the …
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Publication information: Article title: Pentagon Enlisted in Pro-Hagel Campaign; Releases Documents to Support Him. Contributors: Scarborough, Rowan - Author. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: January 14, 2013. Page number: A01. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2013 Gale Group.
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