17 Dec '12, 5am

Hagel

Hagel

Hagel offers combat edge to SecDef post By Bryant Jordan Monday, December 17th, 2012 12:42 am Posted in Policy If former U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., is nominated and approved as the next defense secretary he’ll have one thing going into that job that few of his predecessors of the last 60 years have had: combat experience. Caspar Weinberger, the defense secretary under Ronald Reagan, and Elliot Richardson, appointed by Richard Nixon, were the last two Pentagon bosses who experienced combat wearing a U.S. military uniform. Weinberger served with the 41st Infantry Division during World War II. He began as an Army enlisted man, reportedly fighting in the jungles of New Guinea, but ended the war as an officer on the staff of Gen. Douglas MacArthur. Richardson, a Boston-born and Harvard educated son of a surgeon and Harvard professor, served as an officer with the 4th ID’, l...

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