“If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law."
- Henry David Thoreau
Thursday, January 31, 2013
If former Senator Chuck Hagel, who will be heading to confirmation hearings on Thursday, is confirmed, he will become the first former enlisted soldier to lead the Pentagon. As a young man, he served as a sergeant, a noncommissioned officer with the infantry in Vietnam, earning two Purple Hearts and the coveted Combat Infantryman Badge.