February 2, 2013 - 10:31 PM
Chuck Hagel, right, President Obama's nominee to become secretary of defense, shakes hands with Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., far left, and Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin, D-Mich., second from left, at the end of his confirmation hearing, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)