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News Analysis: Obama likely to seek team player for new U.S. defense secretary

by Matthew Rusling WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) — As U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down, President Barack Obama is likely to choose a new defense chief who can play ball with the rest of the team, experts said. Hagel has butted heads with the White House over a number of issues, including how to deal with the onslaught of the Islamic State, a terror group also known as ISIS that has overrun vast swaths of Syria and northern Iraq in a bid to establish its own nation based on a twisted…