Fanning is urged to be 'impatient' as new Army secretary

By Sebastian Sprenger / January 26, 2016 at 12:25 PM
Eric Fanning, nominated to be Army secretary, was urged by senators last week to tackle pressing challenges facing the Army even though President Obama's term in office is nearing its end. "Mr. Fanning, if confirmed, you will take office with less than a year remaining in this administration," Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-AZ) said during a Jan. 21 confirmation hearing. "Some may question what you can realistically hope to achieve. But as you have been patient, waiting...

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