'Together, we will make this a better world,' Hagel says at ceremonial swearing-in
Chuck Hagel's good friend Vice President Joe Biden administered the oath of office to the new defense secretary.
Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2013 12:00 am
WASHINGTON — Chuck Hagel, in his first few weeks as defense secretary, has faced trial by fire.
He's managing the sprawling Defense Department in the face of across-the-board budget cuts. Political pressure is mounting over how the military handles sexual assaults. And veterans' groups are objecting to the status afforded a new medal to recognize drone pilots and cyberwarriors.
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