January 6, 2013

To the Editor:

On Hagel’s arrival at the Pentagon, he will be immediately engulfed in the new atmosphere, surrounded by openly gay military no matter where he steps (“The Hagel Flusterchuck,” by Paul Schindler, Jan. 2-15). His positions on Israel and Iran seem moderate compared to pro-Israel and anti-Iran chest-beaters. If he is on the side of those who understand the US level of military spending is a destructive path, then I say send him in.

William Stribling



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