Hagel vote to be held today|
The Senate Armed Services Committee plans to vote on Chuck Hagel's nomination to be defense secretary this afternoon. The panel will meet this afternoon and are expected to vote after committee discussion. Chuck Hagel - twice-wounded Vietnam combat veteran and former Nebraska senator - faces fierce opposition from his fellow Republicans who have challenged his views on nuclear weapons, this all comes as North Korea’s nuke test has prompted international criticism. This vote could come just hours before Obama's State of the Union address.