Obama Introduces Nominees to Head Dept. Of Defense And CIA


U.S. President Barack Obama, left, smiles as his nominee for... News PhotoArmed Forces,Barack Obama,Chuck Hagel,East Room,Former,Government,Horizontal,International Landmark,Nebraska,Nominee,North America,Politics,Smiling,Surveillance,Talking,The Americas,The Media,US President,USA,Washington DC,White House - Washington DCPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2013 BloombergU.S. President Barack Obama, left, smiles as his nominee for Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, a former Republican Senator from Nebraska, speaks during an announcement in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. Obama sees in Hagel a new Pentagon chief who, as a decorated Vietnam War veteran, can stand up to generals at a tight budgetary time and shares his doubts about open-ended military commitments. Photographer: Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg via Getty Images