Hagel Veterans

February 6, 2013 - 4:31 PM
FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2013 file photo, former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Senate Armed Services Committee's confirmation hearing. Countering the Republican-led opposition to President Barack Obama's nominee for defense secretary is a less flashy but powerful constituency _ military veterans. Longstanding veterans' organizations have praised Hagel, a twice-wounded combat veteran of Vietnam and deputy administrator in President Ronald Reagan's Veterans Administration. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)