Senate Armed Services Committee members Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., left, and Sen. 

Senate Armed Services Committee members Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., left, and Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., arrive for a hearing on the appointments of military leaders, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Republicans on the committee have been vocal in their opposition to the nomination of Chuck Hagel to be the next secretary of defense. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Senate Armed Services Committee members Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., left, and Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., arrive for a hearing on the appointments of military leaders, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Republicans on the committee have been vocal in their opposition to the nomination of Chuck Hagel to be the next secretary of defense. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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