Report: Obama set to nominate Hagel for secretary of defense

US President Barack Obama is set to nominate former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel to be the next secretary of defense, the Daily Beast reported, citing sources privy to the nomination process.


According to the report, Obama did not decide on Hagel until this week, after considering Ash Carter, the current deputy secretary of defense, and Michèle Flournoy, a former no. three at the Pentagon, for the position. (Yitzhak Benhorin)