** FILE ** Sen. Carl Levin (left), Michigan Democrat, chats with Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

** FILE ** Sen. Carl Levin (left), Michigan Democrat, chats with Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)