Senator Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., is President Obama’s nominee to be the next defense secretary.
If confirmed, Hagel will be the first enlisted man to serve as secretary of Defense.
Hagel will face questions from the Senate Armed Services Committee.
You can listen the live proceedings starting at 5:30 a.m. (Audio ended)
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