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Cabinet / Hagel, Brennan Nominations #1036798

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 07, 2013
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) President Obama's nomination of former Senator Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense and Homeland Security advisor John Brennan to be director of the CIA reported.

(White House: Major Garrett) The opposition to Hagel from both parties examined; details given about his military service and some of his unpopular positions, including the Iraq war and Iran’s nuclear program; his remarks on Israel and gays quoted. [OBAMA, outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon PANETTA, BRENNAN – praise Hagel.] The likelihood that Brennan will have an easier road to confirmation discussed.

(Studio: Scott Pelley) An incident in Vietnam in which Hagel carried his brother Tom to safety despite being injured himself noted; photos shown.

Pelley, Scott;
Garrett, Major

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