FROM Julian Barnes
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Steps Down Today at the White House, President Obama announced he’s accepted the resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel . But, despite words of mutual respect and admiration, it appears that policy differences between the White House and the Pentagon forced Hagel to step down. Those spoken of as most likely to replace Hagel are former Undersecretary of Defense Michèle Flournoy ; former Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter ; and Rhode Island Senator Jack Reed . Julian Barnes covers the Pentagon for the Wall Street Journal .
Fear and Bias in the Criminal Justice System How often do police officers in American cities use deadly force against black men? When killings are justified, what’s the official reason? We look for the answers to those and other questions raised by recent police killings that have sparked widespread outrage against racism in the justice system.