Hagel sworn in as defense secretary
New U.S. defense secretary Chuck Hagel took the oath of office Wednesday morning at the Pentagon.
February 27th, 2013
09:02 AM ET

Hagel sworn in as defense secretary

One day after winning a bruising nomination battle, Chuck Hagel is in charge of the Pentagon.

Hagel, the former Republican U.S. senator from Nebraska, was sworn in as secretary of defense Wednesday morning. He took the oath in a private ceremony at the Pentagon on his first day at work and will make remarks to service members and civilian employees of the department later Wednesday morning.

The Senate confirmed him Tuesday following a long battle with Republican senators who opposed some of his previous statements and positions.

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  1. saywhat

    Congrats Mr.Secy.
    felicitations all those politically aware Americans, Jewish Voice for Peace, JStreet and America First members of Congress who supported his nomination.

    February 27, 2013 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Ancient Texan

    Yet another total incompetent in a position of power in our government and in the world.

    February 27, 2013 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |