|Chuck Hagel, resigning as Sec. of Defense.|
Now that the news has broken, more details are beginning to leak out of the White House concerning Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s departure, first reported by the New York Times.
According to NBC News Pentagon correspondent Jim Miklaszweski the White House forced Hagel to resign, having lost confidence in his ability to manage the Pentagon in the face of chronic foreign policy challenges.
“He wasn’t up to the job,” said one administration official, speaking, natch, on the condition of anonymity.
All I can say is don't paint us surprised.