Article Photos: Republicans hammer defense nominee Chuck Hagel 10/12

From right, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin, D-Mich., Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., confer as Republican Chuck Hagel, a former two-term senator and President Obama's choice for defense secretary testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee during his confirmation hearing, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)