Senate Armed Services Committee members, from left, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., gather on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, prior to the committee's hearing on the looming cuts to the defense budget that could be part of the sequestration. The committee is to meet again today to vote on President Barack Obama's defense secretary nominee, Chuck Hagel, who is facing fierce opposition from Republicans, including McCain, Graham, and Ayotte who have promised a "no" vote. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Senate Armed Services Committee members, from left, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., gather on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, prior to the committee's hearing on the looming cuts to the defense budget that could be part of the sequestration. The committee is to meet again today to vote on President Barack Obama's defense secretary nominee, Chuck Hagel, who is facing fierce opposition from Republicans, including McCain, Graham, and Ayotte who have promised a "no" vote.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Senate Armed Services Committee members, from left, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., gather on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, prior to the committee's hearing on the looming cuts to the defense budget that could be part of the sequestration. The committee is to meet again today to vote on President Barack Obama's defense secretary nominee, Chuck Hagel, who is facing fierce opposition from Republicans, including McCain, Graham, and Ayotte who have promised a "no" vote. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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