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America must not “dictate” to world, new defense chief says

America must not “dictate” to world, new defense chief says

 

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Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 2:29:39 PM by Sub-Driver

 

America must not “dictate” to world, new defense chief says

 

2:01pm EST

 

By Phil Stewart

 

IS THIS MAN, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF...

IS THIS MAN, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, THE LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD, MENTALLY ILL? (Photo credit: SS&SS)

 

 

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Decorated Vietnam veteran Chuck Hagel was sworn in as U.S. defense secretary on Wednesday after a bruising Senate confirmation battle, and promised to renew old U.S. alliances and forge new ones without attempting to “dictate” to the world.

 

Addressing Pentagon employees shortly after a small, closed-door swearing-in ceremony, Hagel spoke optimistically, if vaguely, about global challenges ahead and the importance of American leadership abroad.

 

 

 

 

“We can’t dictate to the world. But we must engage the world. We must lead with our allies,” Hagel said in what appeared to be unscripted remarks.

 

“No nation, as great as America is, can do any of this alone.”

 

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