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

 

              Chuck Hagel, right, President Obama
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)