Senate Armed Services Committee meets to vote on Hagel nomination as secretary of defense

Senate Armed Services Committee meets to vote on Hagel nomination as secretary of defense

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), (L), confers with Sen Jim Inhofe (R-OK) as they meet to vote on sending the nomination of former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) as the next secretary of defense to the floor of the Senate, February 12, 2013, in Washington, DC. Republicans on the panel continued to object to various issues, including national security, that they view as making Hagel unfit for the Pentagon job. UPI/Mike Theiler