Shake-up in Obama's national security team
CIA Director Leon Panetta will replace Robert Gates as defense secretary, sources say.
April 27th, 2011
07:58 AM ET

Shake-up in Obama's national security team

President Barack Obama plans to announce Thursday he is nominating CIA Director Leon Panetta as defense secretary, Gen. David Petraeus to head the CIA and Ryan Crocker as the new U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan in what will be the most extensive reshaping of the Obama national security team to date, sources tell CNN.

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  1. banasy

    Gee, that's nice.

    April 27, 2011 at 8:18 am | Report abuse | Reply
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  2. Cesar

    Gee, that's interesting, but the article lost me-it's too long.

    April 27, 2011 at 8:23 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Mad Hatter

    I always fall asleep reading these long articles.

    April 27, 2011 at 8:37 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. RUFFNUTT

    i could have made it shorter...

    original..
    "President Barack Obama plans to pick CIA Director Leon Panetta to succeed Robert Gates as defense secretary, a U.S. official said Wednesday."

    my version..

    Obama to pick CIA Director Leon Panetta to succeed Robert Gates as defense secretary, some dude said Wednesday.

    April 27, 2011 at 8:57 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Psyclops

    What's there to read? You want a bio of Leon Panocha? Go to Wikipedia

    April 27, 2011 at 8:58 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. RUFFNUTT

    i like chocalte shakes..

    April 27, 2011 at 9:03 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Cesar

    I could have made it super short:"Obama makes new appointments."

    April 27, 2011 at 9:41 am | Report abuse | Reply
  8. RUFFNUTT

    AH HECK.. "pres emails job list"

    April 27, 2011 at 11:06 am | Report abuse | Reply
  9. RUFFNUTT

    People are gong to needlessly wind up dead anyway. So the reshuffling of the burocracy will have little significance and the obscene carnage will continue in the Middle East!

    April 27, 2011 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. bill

    Great move....Hopeful we are militarily out of the middle east soon

    April 28, 2011 at 12:40 am | Report abuse | Reply

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