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Why Hagel Was Hired Is The Same Reason Why He Was Fired

Associated Press See Also Outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s time at the Pentagon is, counterintuitively, a poor guide to why he’s been thrown under the bus by a flailing, blinkered president growing even more suspicious of outsiders as his second term disintegrates. To understand why Hagel is being shoved out the door, you have to go back to why he was hired in the first place. Additionally, the question of why exactly he’s being let go now can only be fully answered once his successor is chosen. Hagel was brought on because the media was still falling for the “team of rivals” narrative on the Obama administration. To recap, Obama brought into his administration Cabinet officials who…