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Rep. John mcHugh meeting with soldiers at Ft. Drum.
Rep. John mcHugh meeting with soldiers at Ft. Drum.

McHugh faces questions, assurances at confirmation hearing

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Congressman John McHugh took mostly polite questions in a two and a half hour hearing today to become the next Secretary of the Army. The North Country Republican gave a somber assessment of the Army. He spoke about high suicide rates and deployment stress, recruitment challenges, and the future of "don't ask, don't tell". The toughest questions came from fellow Republican, John McCain, who criticized some of McHugh's campaign contributions. Still, members of the Senate Armed Services committee promised a swift confirmation. David Sommerstein reports.

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