McCain, Hagel Spar Over Iraq

Defense nominee says he's still not sure the surge was worth it

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 31, 2013 2:13 PM CST

(Newser) – Chuck Hagel got into a testy verbal sparring match with John McCain at his Armed Services Committee hearing today, with McCain demanding that Hagel admit he was wrong when he warned against the "surge" in Iraq. Hagel tried to prevaricate: "I would defer...   Read full story »


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