Hagel continuing, if confirmed, what the whole Obama Administration has carried out since entering the Executive branch, certainly not by many in Congress, especially the House, nor the country, started by the First and Second ladies even before that!
WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2013 – Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel told the Senate Armed Services Committee today that his guiding principle is to make U.S. policy “worthy of our troops and their families and the sacrifices we ask them to make.”
In his opening statement at his confirmation hearing, Hagel -- President Barack Obama’s choice to succeed retiring Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta -- said he supports the administration’s policies down the line.
Hagel, who served as an Army sergeant in Vietnam, stressed his own time in the military and his experiences as a veteran while reiterating his commitment to taking care of service members, veterans and their families. read more>>>
And he will, just like the recent Defense Secretaries, carried into the recent Joint Chiefs, in the Obama administration along with the other cabinet members who've extended help to the long underfunded, especially with these two wars, Veterans Administration to accomplish what wasn't being done previously, except for a few congressional bills mostly for political purposes as elections came near, as well as some that did manage to get accomplished even through the obstruction.