U.S. President Obama smiles at Defense Secretary-nominee Hagel at the White House in Washington

 
U.S. President Obama smiles at Defense Secretary-nominee Hagel at the White House in Washington
U.S. President Barack Obama smiles at his nominee for Secretary of Defense, former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel (R), at the White House in Washington January 7, 2013. Obama announced the nominations of Hagel for defense secretary, and John Brennan as the next CIA director. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque