David Frum

01.17.13

12 More Questions for Hagel's Confirmation

Senior US Senator Chuck Hagel waits for Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso at the premier's official residence on October 16, 2008 in Tokyo, Japan. Senator Hagel is making an official visit to meet PM Aso during his 3-day stay in Japan. (Photo by Junko Kimura/Getty Images) ()

George Will offers a list of twelve questions for Sen. Hagel's confirmation hearing, ranging from Hagel's experiences in Vietnam, his future projections for the need of American military might, and his understanding of what would be required to keep Iran from obtaining the bomb. I endorse this list, but it should include a question(s) on the mental health of our warriors. There will be more wars to come, and the question of how to treat the wounded must not be ignored.