National Security
4:39 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Hagel Nomination Could Face Resistance From GOP Over Israel, Iran

Originally published on Mon January 7, 2013 6:19 pm

President Obama rounded out his second term national security team on Monday. He nominated former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel to be Secretary of Defense and chose counter-terrorism adviser John Brennan to lead the CIA. Already, Hagel has encountered opposition from some in the GOP who question his commitment to Israel, and Brennan is sure to face questions about his tenure at the CIA under President George W. Bush.