Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama on Thursday shuffled familiar faces in his national security team to deal with the pending retirement of Defense Secretary Robert Gates, reflecting a desire for continuity and the changing nature of modern warfare.
Obama named Central Intelligence Agency Director Leon Panetta as his nominee to succeed Gates, with Gen. David Petraeus chosen to succeed Panetta at the CIA.
Here's a chance for the Republicans to get one up on the Democrats.
Block the appointments. Think they won't try it? (Have you been living under a rock?)
will the Times run a Ggeneral Betrayus" ad