Friends, foes and those who are on the fence regarding Chuck Hagel's nomination

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Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2013 12:00 am

WASHINGTON — Four years after leaving the U.S. Senate, former Sen. Chuck Hagel is President Barack Obama's pick to run the Pentagon.

In announcing the selection, Obama praised Hagel's decorated military service, his business experience and his time in the Senate. He also lauded Hagel's willingness to speak his mind, even when that proved unpopular.

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