Pentagon inspector general resigns.


This afternoon, the Pentagon announced the resignation of the department’s inspector general (IG) Claude Kicklighter. Labor Department IG Gordon Heddell will be replacing him, making Heddell the third person to hold that position since 2005. Kicklighter was in charge of transforming the Coalition Provisional Authority in its final days into the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. Known as a loyalist to both Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz, Kicklighter refused to investigate accusations that Halliburton/KBR employee Jamie Leigh Jones had been gang-raped by her coworkers.