Air Force Logistic Chief Resigns, Cites Leader Changes

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Air Force's logistics chief is resigning.

William Anderson says the recent leadership shake-up by Defense Secretary Robert Gates has hurt his ability to do his job.

In a sharply worded memo obtained by The Associated Press, Anderson says the changes limit his ability to take care of the airmen and their families with the vigor they deserve.

The Air Force says Gates has accepted his resignation.

Last month, Gates sacked the Air Force secretary and the chief of staff. He blamed them for failing to fully address a series of nuclear-related mishaps.

Anderson made no reference to the missteps in his memo. Instead, he spoke of progress in improving energy programs, developing better housing for airmen, and creating the new Cyber Command that's aimed at thwarting terrorists, hackers or other cyberspace threats.

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