Chuck Hagel is President Obama's choice to be Secretary of Defense. At his Senate confirmation hearing today, he got a grilling — especially from former Republican colleagues. We hear an exchange with John McCain and what Hagel had to say about the Iraq surge, Iran, Israel and cuts in the Pentagon budget. Also, an Israeli airstrike in Syria brings backlash, and a new series on cable TV makes heroes out of Soviet Spies in America during the Cold War. What's the lesson about history as portrayed in American culture?
Banner image: Senator Charles T. Hagel answers a question at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Service Committee in Washington DC, January 31, 2013. If confirmed, he will become the 24th Secretary of Defense. DoD Photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo