U.S. President Obama nominates former U.S. Senator Hagel as his new Secretary of Defense at the White House in Washington

 
U.S. President Obama nominates former U.S. Senator Hagel as his new Secretary of Defense at the White House in Washington
U.S. President Barack Obama (R) announces his nomination of former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel (C) as his new Secretary of Defense at the White House in Washington January 7, 2013. Current Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is at left. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)