Military Could Obama choose a woman as next Defense secretary? One name tops list. (+video)

Michele Flournoy, viewed as a front-runner to replace Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, could affect key issues facing women in the military, from sexual assault to serving on the front lines of combat.

By , Staff writer

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As speculation heats up about who will replace Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel now that he has announced his resignation, the front-runner could very well be the first woman ever to hold the job.