Article Photos: Republicans hammer defense nominee Chuck Hagel 9/12

Senate Armed Services Committee members, Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., the committee's ranking Republican, left, accompanied by fellow committee member, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., asks a question of former Nebraska Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel, President Barack Obama's choice for defense secretary, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, during the committee's hearing on his nomination.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)