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Hagel Fired? KMEC: Monday at 1pm

Did Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Get Fired? -- on KMEC Radio, Monday, December 1, at 1 PM

"All About Money", with host, John Sakowicz, returns to KMEC Radio on Monday, December 1, at 1 PM, with Bill Hartung, Director of the Arms and Security Project

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William Hartung

Hartung is director of the Arms and Security Project, also at the Center for International Policy, and author of Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex.

He said last week: "Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's resignation underscores the missed opportunities that marked his tenure as Secretary of Defense. Hagel came into the job as a pragmatic moderate who was skeptical of the Bush administration's war in Iraq and convinced of the need to sharply reduce U.S. nuclear forces. These were the right priorities, but it is not clear whether Hagel fought for them as Secretary of Defense. Since his appointment, the Obama administration has been moving in the wrong direction, from its renewed war in Iraq to its recent decision to pour billions of additional dollars into an obsolete and unnecessary nuclear arsenal."

Hartung's recent articles include "The $5 Billion the Pentagon Doesn't Need" and "Don't Throw Billions at An Obsolete Nuclear Arsenal."

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