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US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigns

The threat from the Islamic State would require different skills from what Mr Hagel possesses, officials say

An official insists Mr Hagel was not fired, saying he initiated discussions with Mr Obama about his future two weeks ago


DEFENSE Secretary Chuck Hagel has resigned, US officials said on Monday, ending nearly two years in the Pentagon's top job. Mr Hagel, who had struggled to improve his ties with Congress after a contentious 2013 confirmation hearing, submitted his resignation letter after