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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel discusses his resignation during a news conference with President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington, D.C., Monday. Hagel will continue to serve as defense secretary until a successor is confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
President announces Hagel’s resignation as defense secretary
WASHINGTON - Praising Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s “class and integrity,” President Barack Obama announced Monday at the White House that Hagel will leave his post. The president said Hagel has agreed to remain in his position until a successor is nominated and confirmed. For that, Obama said, he is “extraordinarily lucky and grateful.” “When I asked Chuck to serve as secretary of defense, we were entering a significant period of transition,” Obama said. That transition included the drawdown in Afghanistan, the need to prepare our forces for future missions, and tough fiscal choices to keep our military strong and ready. Last month, Obama said, Hagel came to him to discuss the final quarter of his presidency. It was then that Hagel initially determined that, having guided the dep...» read more
 
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