Hagel takes helm at Pentagon after bitter fight

Former Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., salutes Marine Corp. Lt. Gen. Tom Waldheuser as he arrives at the Pentagon to be sworn-in as Secretary of Defense, in Arlington, Va., Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. Waldheuser will be Hagel's Senior Military Assistant. (AP Phot Photo by FRE
Former Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., salutes Marine Corp. Lt. Gen. Tom Waldheuser as he arrives at the Pentagon to be sworn-in as Secretary of Defense, in Arlington, Va., Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. Waldheuser will be Hagel's Senior Military Assistant. (AP Phot Photo by FRE
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