President Obama and former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel (left), the president's choice for Defense Secretary, listen as White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan, the president's choice for CIA director, speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Jan. 7, 2013, where the president made the announcement. (Associated Press)

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President Obama and former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel (left), the president's choice for Defense Secretary, listen as White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan, the president's choice for CIA director, speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Jan. 7, 2013, where the president made the announcement. (Associated Press)