Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down amid criticism of the president’s national security team on a series of global issues, including the threat posed by the militant group known as ISIS.

Senior defense officials confirmed to NBC News Monday that Hagel was forced to resign.

The officials say the White House has lost confidence in Hagel to carry out his role at the Pentagon. According to one senior official, “He wasn’t up to the job.”

On the other hand Hagel may be the scape goat for the failed Obama policies especially related to terrorism , after all the President wasn’t going to fire Susan Rice or John Kerry.

The true story will come out eventually.

Below is the initial report from NBC New’s Jim Miklaszewski