U.S. President Barack Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Defense, former Senator Chuck Hagel (L), stands next to counterterrorism adviser John Brennan (R), the nominee for CIA Director, at the White House in Washington

Image Credit: REUTERS/Jason Reed

Image Credit: REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Defense, former Senator Chuck Hagel (L), stands next to counterterrorism adviser John Brennan (R), the nominee for CIA Director, at the White House in Washington January 7, 2013. Obama announced the nominations of Hagel as his next defense secretary and Brennan as the new CIA director. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES – Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)