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Today the Senate Armed Services Committee questioned Chuck Hagel. Hagel, a decorated Vietnam veteran who has taught geopolitics at Georgetown University, faces opposition from Senate Republicans including Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), who announced his opposition before Hagel’s testimony, and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who said he will block Hagel unless outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta testifies on the Benghazi attack. Is enlisted combat veteran, U.S. senator, and geopolitics professor too weak a résumé for Secretary of Defense?