Health Agency Chief Resigns After Clash With Marines Over Camp Lejeune Problems

Tense email exchanges and a Capitol Hill meeting preceded Tanja Popovic’s sudden and quiet resignation.

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 06: U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd L) signs the Honoring America's Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012 as (L-R) Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL), retired Marine Jerry Ensminger, Rep. Brad Miller (D-NC) and Mike Partain in the Oval Office at the White House August 6, 2012 in Washington, DC. According to the administration, the act helps provide for the needs of veterans and their families with improved health care, housing, education and memorial services. (Photo by WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 06: U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd L) signs the Honoring America's Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012 as (L-R) Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL), retired Marine Jerry Ensminger, Rep. Brad Miller (D-NC) and Mike Partain in the Oval Office at the White House August 6, 2012 in Washington, DC. According to the administration, the act helps provide for the needs of veterans and their families with improved health care, housing, education and memorial services. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images))
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