President Obama announced today that Chuck Hagel leave his position as Secretary of Defense. Hagel has agreed to remain in his position until a successor is nominated and confirmed.
“Over nearly two years, Chuck has been an exemplary defense secretary,”Obama said. “When I asked Chuck to serve as secretary of defense, we were entering a significant period of transition.”
“I believe we have set not only this department, the Department of Defense, but the nation on a stronger course toward security, stability and prosperity,” Hagel said.