Kerry, Hagel Could Bring Vietnam Service to Obama's Cabinet

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Vietnam War veterans like John McCain are not new to national politics, playing a small but vocal role in Congress. But now two Vietnam vets are poised to join President Obama's cabinet in foreign policy roles.

The president has nominated Massachusetts Senator John Kerry for secretary of state and Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel for secretary of defense. Both were wounded in the war. Bryan Bender is the Washington reporter for The Boston Globe.