November 24, 2014
An auspicious Monday arriving with news that the long running Iran nuclear talks have not produced an agreement — and that the negotiations have been extended until June 2015 — accompanied by surprising news that the U.S. Secretary of Defense is resigning…
Multiple media channels light up beginning with a first announcement, by the NY Times, on the Hagel resignation
Hagel submits resignation / NY Times
Inside the Hagel Meltdown / Daily Beast
Apart from immediate speculation and the reasons for the resignation given publicly —
Why was there no discussion or hint of issues when Hagel was interviewed on the Charlie Rose Show, 11/18/2014
Is it coincidence the same day that the end of Iran talks is announced, the resignation is announced, is there a connection between the events, is there more to the story?
Is there a policy change in the works that the Secretary could not support?
Is the Secretary’s announcement and decision re: the US nuclear weapons complex, announced recently at issue?
Is the incoming Republican majority in Congress and its threats to block any Iranian agreement, and go into another war, a broader, more dangerous multilateral, multiple opponent war, an issue here?