Chuck Hagel
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"Charles Timothy "Chuck" Hagel" is an American politician who is the 24th United States Secretary of Defense. He served as United States Senate/United States Senator from Nebraska from 1997 to 2009. On November 24, 2014, the White House announced that Hagel had tendered his resignation from his position as Secretary of Defense, effective as soon as the Senate confirms his replacement. Hagel did not refute rumors that Obama asked for his resignation, but he explicitly contends that it was a "mutual decision" between him and President Obama. Senator John McCain offered his own insight: Hagel was frustrated with the White House decision-making process, national security policy, and "excessive micromanagement" within the White House. On December 5, 2014, President Barack Obama nominated Ashton Carter as Hagel's replacement, pending confirmation by the Senate.

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