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Hagel tipped for defense boss, Brennan to head CIA

POLEMIC PICK: Sources say the US president will nominate former US senator Chuck Hagel as defense secretary. Hagel has drawn fire for critiquing the military and Israel

Reuters, WASHINGTON

While Obama may hope that his choice of a Republican to lead the military would be seen as a gesture of bipartisanship, Hagel has been sharply critical of his own party since leaving the Senate in 2009. Last year, he endorsed a Democratic Senate candidate in Nebraska.

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