FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama, left, shakes hands with his choice for Defense Secretary, former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, after announcing Hagel's nomi

 

              FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama, left, shakes hands with his choice for Defense Secretary, former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, after announcing Hagel
FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama, left, shakes hands with his choice for Defense Secretary, former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, after announcing Hagel's nomination in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Hagel secured the backing of Sens. Chuck Schumer of New York and Barbara Boxer of California, two of the staunchest pro-Israel Senate Democrats, in a clear boost to the Republican's prospects of becoming President Barack Obama's next defense secretary. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)