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    Defense Secretary Hagel reported to step down as early as today

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down under pressure from President Barack Obama's Cabinet, senior administration officials said Monday, following a tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House's insular foreign policy team.


    Hagel is the first senior Obama adviser to leave the administration following the sweeping losses for Obama's party in the midterm elections. It also comes as the president's national security team has been battered by multiple foreign policy crises, include the rise of the Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.

    A senior defense official said that Hagel submitted his resignation letter to Obama on Monday morning and the president accepted it. Hagel, 68, agreed to remain in office until his successor is confirmed by the Senate, the official said.

    AP Source: Hagel resigning as Defense secretary

    what do you all think?
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    Re: Defense Secretary Hagel reported to step down as early as today

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
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    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down under pressure from President Barack Obama's Cabinet, senior administration officials said Monday, following a tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House's insular foreign policy team.


    Hagel is the first senior Obama adviser to leave the administration following the sweeping losses for Obama's party in the midterm elections. It also comes as the president's national security team has been battered by multiple foreign policy crises, include the rise of the Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.

    A senior defense official said that Hagel submitted his resignation letter to Obama on Monday morning and the president accepted it. Hagel, 68, agreed to remain in office until his successor is confirmed by the Senate, the official said.

    AP Source: Hagel resigning as Defense secretary

    what do you all think?
    I guess I'm not surprised. I'm more surprised he lasted this long given his contentious relationship with the WH.
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    Re: Defense Secretary Hagel reported to step down as early as today

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I guess I'm not surprised. I'm more surprised he lasted this long given his contentious relationship with the WH.
    That could be, I don't know. I am surprised at it though.
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    Re: Defense Secretary Hagel reported to step down as early as today

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I guess I'm not surprised. I'm more surprised he lasted this long given his contentious relationship with the WH.
    You hit it right on the head. This was NOT a good fit from the start.
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    Re: Defense Secretary Hagel reported to step down as early as today

    Apparently they disagreed on how to deal with ISIS, they are saying it was mutual. Pres speaks around 11 am about it.

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    Re: Defense Secretary Hagel reported to step down as early as today

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
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    WASHINGTON (AP) Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down under pressure from President Barack Obama's Cabinet, senior administration officials said Monday, following a tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House's insular foreign policy team.


    Hagel is the first senior Obama adviser to leave the administration following the sweeping losses for Obama's party in the midterm elections. It also comes as the president's national security team has been battered by multiple foreign policy crises, include the rise of the Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.

    A senior defense official said that Hagel submitted his resignation letter to Obama on Monday morning and the president accepted it. Hagel, 68, agreed to remain in office until his successor is confirmed by the Senate, the official said.

    AP Source: Hagel resigning as Defense secretary

    what do you all think?
    the buck stops w/O. Employers blaming their underlings for failures is a classic example of immaturity, i. e. the ability to say "I f--ed up and it's all my fault."

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    Re: Defense Secretary Hagel reported to step down as early as today

    Knew this was coming months ago when Hagel dared to not back up the rhetoric on ISIS being weak and manageable.

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    Re: Defense Secretary Hagel reported to step down as early as today

    Im ok with this. He didnt really have much qualifications for the job. Hopefully Obama will appoint someone more like Gates next, but I suspect we'll get another politician or bureaucrat instead.

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    Re: Defense Secretary Hagel reported to step down as early as today

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    the buck stops w/O. Employers blaming their underlings for failures is a classic example of immaturity, i. e. the ability to say "I f--ed up and it's all my fault."
    Could be. But what all these folks do, be it Hagel or any other cabinet position is carry out the instructions and policies of the president. Blaming them is the same as blaming oneself. He is no Harry Truman.
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    Re: Defense Secretary Hagel reported to step down as early as today

    Quote Originally Posted by pilot16 View Post
    Apparently they disagreed on how to deal with ISIS, they are saying it was mutual. Pres speaks around 11 am about it.
    Okay, if what you say is right, Hagel did the right thing. My opinion on ISIS is either to go in whole hog and do whatever it takes to drive them back into Syria or just quit and bring everyone one home. Let the chips fall where they may.

    Half measures, limited this and limited that, this slow escalation will not work. It may stalemate ISIS for a while, but not long.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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