Hagel denies his Pentagon mission is to slash budget
Posted: Friday, April 12, 2013 12:00 am
WASHINGTON — Among the many jobs assigned to the U.S. secretary of defense is that of salesman: trying to persuade Capitol Hill lawmakers to buy into administration policy proposals.
Chuck Hagel ran into some skeptical customers Thursday when he testified about President Barack Obama’s budget plan before the House Armed Services Committee.
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