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Chuck Hagel being considered for Secretary of Defense

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A former Nebraska Senator maybe the country's next Secretary of Defense.

Staff on the Obama Administration says former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel is on the list of potential choices.

Hagel met with the President this week to discuss a post on his National Security Team.

The new Defense Secretary will take over for Leon Panetta.

President Barack Obama is expected to announce the nominees for Secretary of State and Defense in the next two weeks.

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