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  •  From what I can tell, Hagel is also in favor of (6+ / 0-)
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    Garrett, kyril, poco, askew, Bush Bites, MichaelNY

    deeper, quicker withdrawal of troops in Afghanistan and not eager to involve the US military in new wars, like Syria.

    There's a WSJ article from yesterday which apparently says the President is considering that steeper withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan(including leaving no troops or as little 3k after 2014) and I wonder if there is a connection to Hagel's nomination.

    He has also said he thinks there is plenty of spending that can be cut in the Pentagon budget.

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