Should Chuck Hagel be confirmed as defense secretary?

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Posted: Monday, February 25, 2013 6:00 am

Former U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel has run into a roadblock on his way to being President Barack Obama's new defense secretary: former colleagues in the Senate. GOP lawmakers blocked the Nebraska Republican's confirmation on a mostly party-line vote last week.

Critics say Hagel has been too tough on Israel and not tough enough on Iran; Obama has vowed to obtain Hagel's confirmation, however.

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