Former Sen. Chuck Hagel arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, to testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee on his confirmation to be the next secretary of defense. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Former Sen. Chuck Hagel arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, to testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee on his confirmation to be the next secretary of defense. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)