U.S. President Barack Obama (L) listens to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel after the president announced Hagel's resignation at the White House in Washington (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque).

Opinion

White House Hobbled Hagel Tenure

November 25, 2014, Michael E. O'Hanlon

Despite kind words between President Obama and Defense Secretary Hagel, it does appear that Hagel was fired. Michael O'Hanlon examines pre-Hagel mistakes, what they meant for his time at DoD, and how the next defense secretary will need flexibility to be successful.

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