Some critics call Chuck Hagel extreme for link to nuke reduction group

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Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2013 12:00 am

Secretary of defense nominee Chuck Hagel is drawing criticism in conservative circles for serving on the board of the Ploughshares Fund, a nonprofit group that advocates a reduction in nuclear weapons.

Hagel, a former Republican U.S. senator from Nebraska, joined the group as an unpaid board member in 2009 after leaving the Senate.

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