Didn't have time to watch eight hours of confirmation hearings? That's what we're here for.
Here are the five most interesting and important bits.
1. Hagel vs. Inhofe: Ranking Republican Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) started the hearing off on a combative note, asking Hagel to affirm multiple votes but refusing him time to explain them.
2. Hagel vs. McCain: Hagel sparred with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) over whether or not the surge in Iraq was a good idea. McCain wanted a "yes" or a "no"; Hagel refused to give him one. Worth noting: Hagel and McCain used to be friends.
3. Hagel vs. Graham: Multiple senators asked Hagel why he referred to advocates for Israel as "the Jewish lobby" who "intimidate" senators into doing "dumb things." Only Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) demanded to know what dumb things lawmakers had done on that lobby's behalf, and which senators were intimidated into doing them. Hagel did not answer.
4. Hagel on Vietnam: In a somewhat rare moment of eloquence, Hagel spoke passionately of how his service in Vietnam has informed his worldview.