Obama Drawn to Shared Views in Choosing Hagel

By Alexis Simendinger - January 8, 2013

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In selecting former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel to head the Pentagon and John Brennan, the top counterterrorism adviser at the White House, to lead the CIA, President Obama is banking on trust, friendship and a shared view of the world to carry out his international policies the next four years. If Obama’s first-term national security Cabinet was his “team of rivals” -- merging...

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