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Obama picks Hagel for defense, Brennan for CIA

U.S. President Barack Obama (C) announces his nominees for new U.S. Secretary of Defense former Republican U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel (L) and new CIA director White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan (R) at the White House in Washington January 7, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama (C) announces his nominees for new U.S. Secretary of Defense former Republican U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel (L) and new CIA director White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan (R) at the White House in Washington...more

U.S. President Barack Obama (C) announces his nominees for new U.S. Secretary of Defense former Republican U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel (L) and new CIA director White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan (R) at the White House in Washington January 7, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel (R) takes the podium after U.S. President Barack Obama announced the nomination of Hagel to be his new Secretary of Defense, at the White House in Washington January 7, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel (R) takes the podium after U.S. President Barack Obama announced the nomination of Hagel to be his new Secretary of Defense, at the White House in Washington January 7, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel (R) takes the podium after U.S. President Barack Obama announced the nomination of Hagel to be his new Secretary of Defense, at the White House in Washington January 7, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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U.S. President Barack Obama (L) stands next to John Brennan, (R), during the announcement for his nominations for a new secretary of defense and new CIA director at the White House in Washington January 7, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) stands next to John Brennan, (R), during the announcement for his nominations for a new secretary of defense and new CIA director at the White House in Washington January 7, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) stands next to John Brennan, (R), during the announcement for his nominations for a new secretary of defense and new CIA director at the White House in Washington January 7, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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U.S. President Barack Obama (C) stands between his current Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta (L), and his nominee for a new secretary of defense, former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel, at the White House in Washington January 7, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama (C) stands between his current Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta (L), and his nominee for a new secretary of defense, former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel, at the White House in Washington January 7, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin...more

U.S. President Barack Obama (C) stands between his current Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta (L), and his nominee for a new secretary of defense, former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel, at the White House in Washington January 7, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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U.S. President Barack Obama's nominee for Secretary of Defense, former Senator Chuck Hagel (L), stands next to counterterrorism adviser John Brennan (R), the nominee for CIA Director, at the White House in Washington January 7, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama's nominee for Secretary of Defense, former Senator Chuck Hagel (L), stands next to counterterrorism adviser John Brennan (R), the nominee for CIA Director, at the White House in Washington January 7, 2013. REUTERS/Jason...more

U.S. President Barack Obama's nominee for Secretary of Defense, former Senator Chuck Hagel (L), stands next to counterterrorism adviser John Brennan (R), the nominee for CIA Director, at the White House in Washington January 7, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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U.S. President Barack Obama (C) and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta (L) stand with presidential nominees during a White House event in Washington, January 7, 2013. From left, are:Panetta, Defense Secretary-nominee nominee Chuck Hagel, Obama, CIA Director-nominee John Brennan and acting CIA Director Michael Morell . REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama (C) and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta (L) stand with presidential nominees during a White House event in Washington, January 7, 2013. From left, are:Panetta, Defense Secretary-nominee nominee Chuck Hagel, Obama, CIA...more

U.S. President Barack Obama (C) and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta (L) stand with presidential nominees during a White House event in Washington, January 7, 2013. From left, are:Panetta, Defense Secretary-nominee nominee Chuck Hagel, Obama, CIA Director-nominee John Brennan and acting CIA Director Michael Morell . REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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U.S. President Barack Obama (R) announces his nomination of former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel (C) as his new Secretary of Defense at the White House in Washington January 7, 2013. Current Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is at left. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) announces his nomination of former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel (C) as his new Secretary of Defense at the White House in Washington January 7, 2013. Current Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is at left. REUTERS/Jason Reed...more

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) announces his nomination of former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel (C) as his new Secretary of Defense at the White House in Washington January 7, 2013. Current Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is at left. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
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U.S. President Barack Obama listens as White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan (R) speaks after Obama announced Brennan as his nominee to be the new director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama listens as White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan (R) speaks after Obama announced Brennan as his nominee to be the new director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama listens as White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan (R) speaks after Obama announced Brennan as his nominee to be the new director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). REUTERS/Jason Reed
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U.S. President Barack Obama (C) announces his nominees for new U.S. Secretary of Defense former Republican U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel (L) and new CIA director White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan (R) at the White House in Washington January 7, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama (C) announces his nominees for new U.S. Secretary of Defense former Republican U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel (L) and new CIA director White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan (R) at the White House in Washington...more

U.S. President Barack Obama (C) announces his nominees for new U.S. Secretary of Defense former Republican U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel (L) and new CIA director White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan (R) at the White House in Washington January 7, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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U.S. President Barack Obama (R) arrives in the East Room of the White House with his new nominee for Secretary of Defense former Republican U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel (L) and the current Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta (C) at the White House in Washington January 7, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) arrives in the East Room of the White House with his new nominee for Secretary of Defense former Republican U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel (L) and the current Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta (C) at the White House in...more

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) arrives in the East Room of the White House with his new nominee for Secretary of Defense former Republican U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel (L) and the current Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta (C) at the White House in Washington January 7, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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U.S. President Barack Obama (L) arrives with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta (2ndR) and former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel (R) prior to anouncing Hagel's nomination as secretary of defense, at the White House in Washington January 7, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) arrives with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta (2ndR) and former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel (R) prior to anouncing Hagel's nomination as secretary of defense, at the White House in Washington January 7, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin...more

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) arrives with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta (2ndR) and former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel (R) prior to anouncing Hagel's nomination as secretary of defense, at the White House in Washington January 7, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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A combination photograph shows Assistant to the President for Counterterrorism and Homeland Security John Brennan (L) and former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) in Washington in January 7, 2010 and in Omaha, Nebraska in March 12, 2007 respectively. REUTERS/Files

A combination photograph shows Assistant to the President for Counterterrorism and Homeland Security John Brennan (L) and former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) in Washington in January 7, 2010 and in Omaha, Nebraska in March 12, 2007 respectively....more

A combination photograph shows Assistant to the President for Counterterrorism and Homeland Security John Brennan (L) and former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) in Washington in January 7, 2010 and in Omaha, Nebraska in March 12, 2007 respectively. REUTERS/Files
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