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Hagel Latest Victim in Obama's Cabinet Wars

By Brent Budowsky, The Hill - November 29, 2014

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is one of the finest men I have known in public life. His departure from President Obama’s Cabinet represents a major loss for the administration, the American military and the security of our nation. It is not profoundly important whether we ultimately learn that Hagel resigned in protest over policies he disagrees with or was fired from the Cabinet because the president or his dominating White House staff — which has alienated a string of previous internationally respected Cabinet members — could not accept Hagel’s advice or tolerate his dissent. What is profoundly important is that Obama has a Cabinet problem, a policy problem and a White House staff problem.

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