defense

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.

  • Jamelle Bouie
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  • Feb 1, 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.

  • Jamelle Bouie
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  • Jan 15, 2013

Why Hagel is a smart pick for the Pentagon

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

  • Jamelle Bouie
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  • Jan 8, 2013

Hagel pick challenges bipartisan national security consensus

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

  • Jamelle Bouie
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  • Jan 7, 2013
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