Posted: Feb 27, 2013 8:10 AM
Updated: Feb 27, 2013 8:10 AM
Source: Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Chuck Hagel is expected to take the oath of office today as defense secretary.
Just four Republicans joined Democrats in confirming Hagel, a two-term Republican senator and a twice-wounded Vietnam veteran.
The vote came after the GOP ended an unprecedented filibuster. President Obama called Hagel the defense secretary the nation needs and the leader our troops deserve.