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Hagel's departure does not portend broader shake-up

If anything, it may represent the final triumph of a White House-centric approach to national security

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Mr Obama (left) with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel after he announced the latter's resignation.

Washington

RIGHT after US President Barack Obama announced the resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel at the White House, he walked over to a meeting of his entire National Security Council staff, where he told the embattled group that they were critical to an ambitious foreign