Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Resigns Under Pressure

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down under pressure, the first cabinet-level casualty of the collapse of President Obama's Democratic majority in the Senate […]

President Barack Obama, who accepted Hagel's resignation, is expected to announce his departure Monday in a ceremony at the Rose Garden […]

To the degree he has deviated from the Obama White House line, he's been more right than wrong (e.g., on the threat the Islamic State poses) […]

Obama initiated discussions with Hagel about leaving in October — shortly before the mid-term congressional elections that saw the president's party take a beating […]

Hagel was out of step with the administration on Isis, having urged the White House to clarify its stance on ushering Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad out of power and bizarrely inflating the threat Isis posed, calling it “an imminent threat to every interest we have” in an August press conference […]