The Case against Chuck Hagel; No Time for Mediocrity at the Pentagon
Byline: Frank J. Gaffney Jr., SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES
This is no time for America to have a mediocre secretary of defense. Under present circumstances - let alone foreseeable ones - it would be the height of folly to give the job to someone even more deficient: Chuck Hagel.
For purposes of calibration, consider just the past two weeks' news: China is threatening war with Japan and massively hacking government and private-sector computers across America. The North Koreans tested a nuclear weapon and are promising to destroy their neighbors to the south if South Korea conducts scheduled military exercises with the United States.
Meanwhile, Russia's nuclear-armed bombers circled U.S. bases on Guam as its foreign minister refused to take phone calls from Secretary of State John F. Kerry. Afghan President Hamid Karzai, a man who owes his position and probably his life to …
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Publication information: Article title: The Case against Chuck Hagel; No Time for Mediocrity at the Pentagon. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: February 26, 2013. Page number: B03. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2013 Gale Group.
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