U.S Defence Secretary resigns

  • U.S Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has resigned. 
  • Hagel will remain in his post until a successor is nominated by Obama and confirmed by Senate; Hagel: '“I will stay on this job and work just as hard as I have over the last couple of years, every day, every moment, until my successor is confirmed'. 
  • Obama: 'Over nearly two years, Chuck has been an exemplary defense secretary'. 
  • New York Times report Hagel was asked to resign.

NYT report 

Dept. of Defence press release