Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Hagel Says "Goodbye"
"Farewell to Chucky", Best Defense, November 24, 2014. Defense One says Hagel has been under mounting pressure in recent months due to the number of national security issues facing the Obama administration. Chuck Hagel issued a news release announcing his resignation (DoD News, 24 Nov 14). Time Magazine ran the headline "Hagel Retreats From Pentagon Under Fire" - facing criticism that his "low-key style" was suited for the current climate (Ukraine, ISIS, etc.). A press conference was held on Monday with President Obama and SECDEF Hagel - The Washington Post carried the transcript. I can't wait for the book!