1 of 7
Former U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., arrives for his confirmation hearing to become the next secretary of defense before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill.
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
2 of 7
Former U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel delivers opening remarks to the Senate Armed Services Committee during his confirmation hearing to become the next secretary of defense.
3 of 7
A protestor holds a sign as former Sen. Chuck Hagel, President Barack Obama's choice for defense secretary, arrives on Capitol Hill.
4 of 7
Former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill.
Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images
5 of 7
Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., asks a question of former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel on Capitol Hill before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on his nomination.
6 of 7
7 of 7
Senate Armed Services Committee ranking member Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., delivers opening remarks during former U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel's confirmation hearing.
Hillary Clinton Testifies Before Senate Hearing on Benghazi
Rescuers Comb Wreckage of Downed Plane
Israel Launches Heavy Offensive Against Gaza, Hamas
The First Men on the Moon: 45 Years Later
Deadly Typhoon Batters Philippines
California Landscape Withers in Drought
Day in Photos: July 15
Muslims Mark Holy Month of Ramadan
Supermoon Makes First of 3 Summer Appearances Around the World
Spain Celebrates Annual Running of the Bulls
2014 Tour de France: Cyclists and Scenery
Obama Behind the Scenes
School Lunches Around the World
Day in Photos: July 7
Citizens Stage Mass Protest for Democratic Hong Kong
Russian Warship, Sailors Arrive in France
Day in Photos: June 30
Parties Square Off in 2014 Congressional Baseball Game
Wimbledon 2014 Highlights
Day in Photos: June 26
Iraqis Flee ISIL, Flood Refugee Camps
Baby Animals Loving Life
Top Political Sex Scandals
Celebrating Gay Pride Around the World
Faces of the World Cup
Day in Photos: June 24
Faces of the World's Refugees
Felipe VI Crowned King of Spain
2014 Congressional Women's Softball Game
World Cup Murals
Iraq Crisis: Government Calls on Citizens to Fight ISIS
From picking a school to buying a car, our rankings help make hard decisions easier.
See all U.S. News Rankings »
Get all the latest news, politics, opinion, and analysis U.S. News has to offer.
Subscribe to U.S. News Weekly »
How to Live to 100 (eBook)
Buy now »
More books in our store
Browse books »
Copyright 2014 © U.S. News & World Report LP. Use of this website constitutes acceptance of