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December 16, 2017
Nebraska News
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Hagel joins Democrats in opposing Iraq troop increase
(NET Radio) - U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel joined with two prominent Senate Democrats Wednesday in introducing a resolution expressing opposition to increasing troops in Iraq. The Nebraska Republican along with Democratic Senator Joe Biden of Delaware and Democrat Carl Levin authored the non-binding resolution. It reads in part, it is not in the national interest of the United States to deepen its military involvement in Iraq. Hagel, who voted to authorize the use of force in Iraq, has been highly critical of how President Bush has handled the war. He's also voted with the President the vast majority of the time. In a recent conference call with reporters, Hagel refused to say whether at some point he would consider voting to cut off funding for the war. However, his agreement to help the Democrats amounts to a setback to for the President who wants to send an additional 21-thousand-500 troops to Iraq. © Copyright 2017, NET Radio
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