Hagel Silent On Absence From Defense Secretary Announcement
President Obama has nominated Ashton Carter as the next secretary of defense. But perhaps highlighting some inner drama, Chuck Hagel was a no-show.By Jake Godin | December 5, 2014
What was unofficially revealed earlier this week was officially announced Friday: Hagel's out. Carter's in.
President Obama said, "Today, I'm pleased to announce my nominee to be our next secretary of defense, Mr. Ash Carter."
Ashton Carter was expected to be Obama's choice as outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's replacement after White House officials leaked the pick to media earlier in the week.