Former Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., right, and his wife Lilibet, as they arrive at the Pentagon to be sworn-in as Secretary of Defense.

Former Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., right, and his wife Lilibet, as they arrive at the Pentagon to be sworn-in as Secretary of Defense. Cliff Owen/AP

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The Senate Finally Confirms Chuck Hagel

Vote was 58 to 41.

Chuck Hagel has been confirmed as secretary of Defense, by a vote of 58 to 41. 

Read more at The Atlantic Wire