Toward the end of his SecDef nomination hearing in the Senate at the end of last week, Chuck Hagel offered this assurance [emphasis added]:
A number of questions were asked of me today about specific programs: submarine programs, different areas of technology and acquisitions, and our superior technology. And I’ve said, I don’t know enough about it. I don’t. There are a lot of things I don’t know about. If confirmed, I intend to know a lot more than I do. I will have to.
Huh? On what is he waiting? Why doesn’t he know more now? He’s known for months that he’s up for this job. He’s been a critic of DoD for his political career.
As to his last sentence, well, NSS.