Defence secretary nominee Chuck Hagel, US President Barack Obama and John Brennan, nominee for the role of CIA director
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President Obama makes CIA and defence nominations

US President Barack Obama has made his nominations for the roles of defence secretary and director of the CIA.

Both nominations have caused controversy, but Mr Obama says Chuck Hagel has been a "champion of our troops", while John Brennan "insists on high and rigorous standards".

  • 07 Jan 2013
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