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Why was Chuck Hagel let go?

As Obama seemed to have shared a common national security agenda with his Defense Secretary, the latter's exit has raised some questions.

Mr Hagel waving goodbye as he leaves the State Dining room flanked by Vice-President Joe Biden (left) and Mr Obama after announcing his resignation at the White House on Nov 24. Critics of Mr Hagel describes him as someone who didn't get along with other officials inside and outside the Pentagon.


A FEW days after his party had suffered a devastating electoral setback during the 2006 mid-term congressional elections, then Republican President George W Bush announced the resignation of his Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld. The forced departure of one of the Bush