So, word is current Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has submitted his resignation. Further, the rumor is he was pushed to resign.
Hagel doesn’t have much of a reputation as a bright light. Indeed, he’s really known as rather a dim bulb. One thing about the Obama administration. It’s incredibly partisan. And yet, it’s had a Republican as SecDef the whole time. That’s rather obviously an attempt to deflect criticism. The problem is, like so many other cabinet positions, it’s been neutered by the Obama inner circle and its “czars” and incredibly tight inner circle, which is basically Obama, Mrs. Obama, and Valerie Jarrett.
Rumored replacements for Hagel include Michele Flournoy or Ashton Carter.