The Heat discusses impact of Defense Secretary Hagel’s resignation

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Chuck Hagel and President Barack ObamaU.S. President Barack Obama (R) announces the resignation of U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (L) in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC, November 24, 2014. (AFP PHOTO: Saul LOEB)

One of the top leaders in the United States, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, has stepped down. What does this mean for U.S. foreign policy? Did Hagel go willingly, or was he pushed?

As the U.S. armed forces engages in several fronts of combat, from the fight against ISIL in Iraq and Syria, to the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan, it’s unclear whether a change in leadership will affect U.S. policy on the ground. CCTV America’s Nathan King reported the story from Washington, D.C.

The Heat discusses impact of Defense Secretary Hagel\'s resignation

As the U.S. armed forces engages in several fronts of combat, from the fight against ISIL in Iraq and Syria, to the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan, it's unclear whether a change in leadership will affect U.S. policy on the ground. CCTV America’s Nathan King reported the story from Washington, D.C.

CCTV America interviewed Michael O’Hanlon, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution who specializes in U.S. defense strategy and American foreign policy about what Hagel’s resignation means.

Michael O’Hanlon of Brookings discusses Hagel resignation

CCTV America interviewed Michael O'Hanlon, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution who specializes in U.S. defense strategy and American foreign policy about what Hagel's resignation means.

A panel of experts also joined The Heat to discuss Hagel’s resignation:

  • Stephen Zunes, a professor of politics and international studies at the University of San Francisco
  • Cedric Leighton, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel

Stephen Zunes and Cedric Leighton discuss Chuck Hagel resignation

A panel of experts also joined The Heat to discuss Hagel's resignation: Stephen Zunes, a professor of politics and international studies at the University of San Francisco Cedric Leighton, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel