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US President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden listen as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks during a press conference to announce Hagel’s departure at the White House on November 24, 2014 in Washington, DC. (AFP)


Hagel resigns as US defense secretary

Hagel resigns as US defense secretary

Washington, Reuters—US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has resigned, the first major change to President Barack Obama’s cabinet since his Democrats were routed in midterm elections three weeks ago. Hagel was appointed less than two years ago as Obama pushed his...