26 Feb '13, 11pm

This afternoon, the U.S. Senate confirmed former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel as #Defense Secretary.

Senate Confirms Hagel as Defense Secretary By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2013 – The Senate today confirmed former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel to serve as secretary of defense, ending a protracted confirmation process. Hagel, a decorated Vietnam veteran, will be sworn in tomorrow, succeeding Leon E. Panetta who is retiring. The vote in the Senate was 58-41. In a farewell message to the department, Panetta said it has been “the privilege of a lifetime to lead the men and women of this Department, and I am grateful that President Obama selected such an outstanding leader to take my place.” Panetta thanked service members and civilians for working each day to keep America safe. “I also want to share with you my pride in what we've been able to accomplish together as one team and one family at the Department of Defense,” he said. President Bar...

Full article: http://www.defense.gov/News/NewsArticle.aspx?ID=119383

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