These guys are nothing but front men. Hagel spilled the beans yesterday when he said as sec of def he was not going to be in a policy making roll. If the cabinet are not policy makes, who is....obviously the Czars and his excellency. When things to bad, as they are designed to do in most cases, the cabinet member is the insulation. Just like in the mob, no one speaks to the capo but the underboss, so too in this moblike administration.