President Barack Obama has defended his decision to nominate a Republican former Senator, Chuck Hagel, for his next defence secretary.
President Obama: "When it comes to the defense of our country, we’re not Democrats or Republicans. We’re Americans."
"Chuck Hagel is the leader our troops deserve." —President Obama
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