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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in an interview broadcast Friday that the focus of an investigation into alleged delayed treatments and deaths in the Veterans Administration's health care system should be to "fix the problem" rather than fire VA Secretary Eric Shinseki.
"I've known him a long time," Hagel said in an interview with CBS News.
Hagel said more facts need to be learned and that it would be premature to oust Shinseki, a retired Army general.