The Plum Line: defense


Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 02/01/2013

A GOP filibuster of Chuck Hagel would be unprecedented

If Republicans really block Hagel's nomination, it will be a sign that we're in for another four years of scorched earth opposition.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  11:40 AM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  chuck hagel, defense

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 01/15/2013

How Hagel underscores the narrowness of discussion over Israel

If he is confirmed, Chuck Hagel may well be able to broaden the boundaries of what constitutes acceptable rhetoric about the Mideast.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  03:18 PM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  chuck hagel, chuck schumer, defense

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 01/08/2013

Why Hagel is a smart pick for the Pentagon

Obama's choice is just the guy to cut defense spending.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  11:17 AM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  chuck hagel, defense

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 01/07/2013

Hagel pick challenges bipartisan national security consensus

Hagel represents a nod towards bipartisanship -- even as it also challenges the bipartisan national security consensus.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  11:16 AM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  chuck hagel, defense

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 12/21/2012

James Hormel: I question the sincerity of Chuck Hagel's 'so-called apology'

An anti-gay quote from 1998 threatens to derail Chuck Hagel's nomination.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:01 PM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  chuck hagel, department of defense, gay rights