Rough Day for Defense Nominee Hagel

...former GOP Senator, Vietnam Vet under fire from Republicans

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Paul Brandus (Jan. 31, 2013)
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Chuck Hagel, the former Nebraska Senator and Vietnam veteran, has certainly seen his share of combat. But Hagel, President Obama's nominee for Defense Secretary, came under heavy fire today as Senate confirmation hearings began. Hagel was attacked by former Republican colleagues for what they say is his antipathy towards Israel and softness towards Iran. But Hagel fired back, saying no one comment, no one vote, no one position can represent the totality of his views. It was a dramatic day. Here, compiled by Ryu Spaeth of The Week, are three key moments from day one: 

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