Jan 7, 2013 (Talk of the Nation) — President Obama nominated Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb) for Secretary of Defense and tapped John Brennan, his top counterterrorism advisor, to lead the CIA. NPR's Ari Shapiro reads from a number of opinion pieces about those decisions talks with NPR's Tom Bowman about Obama's national security goals in his second term.
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Read The Full Opinion PiecesRyan Crocker, The Wall Street Journal: "Chuck Hagel For Secretary Of Defense"
Michael Hirsh, National Journal: "In The 'War on Terror', Hagel Hasn't Gone With The Crowd"
Gregory Johnsen, The New York Times: "The Wrong Man For The C.I.A."
Ray McGovern, The Baltimore Sun: "Obama Needs Hagel In The Pentagon"
Philip Terzian, Weekly Standard: "Hagel, An Eccentric Choice To Run Defense"
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