Monday, November 24, 2014
New Defense Secretary
Chuck Hagel, a former Republican US Senator, who has served the nation since he was a combat soldier in Vietnam, is apparently being forced out of his current position of Secretary of Defense. I would contend that Hagel has served as Sec Def adequately if not admirably. Anyone Barack Hussein Obama picks to replace him may be worse. If Obama is serious about protecting the nation, he will make an appointment above politics. It is more likely that the appointment will be political. The next Secretary of Defense may be selected to be "historic". It is suggested that appointment will be the first woman to serve as Secretary of Defense, which might be more of a legacy-building step for Obama than an appointment aimed at protecting the nation.