By Jeremy Herb - 11/02/12 07:52 PM EDT
While neither nomination is considered controversial, the hearing will likely be an opportunity for senators to grill both generals about the U.S. plan in Afghanistan.
The Pentagon has not laid out its plans between now and the end of 2014, and there is disagreement over how quickly the United States should withdraw the 68,000 troops remaining in Afghanistan.
Senate Armed Services Chairman Carl LevinCarl LevinSenate continues to disrespect Constitution, Obama and Supreme Court by not voting on Garland As other regulators move past implementing Dodd-Frank, the SEC falls further behind Will partisan politics infect the Supreme Court? MORE (D-Mich.) has advocated for a continued reduction of U.S. forces through 2013, while ranking member John McCainJohn McCainPrimary opponent: McCain has 'issues about race' Clinton, Trump sharpen attacks The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (R-Ariz.) and other hawks have said that the military should consider keeping all 68,000 there through the fighting season.