Obama selects Panetta for defense secretary
April 27th, 2011
08:06 AM ET
12 years ago

Obama selects Panetta for defense secretary

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama will name CIA Director Leon Panetta as his nominee to succeed Robert Gates as defense secretary, a U.S. official said Wednesday.

An administration official said this month that Obama is considering Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, as the next possible CIA director.

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  1. Kevin,FL

    I disagree with this choice 100%.. I believe General David Patraeus would have made a better Defence Secretary...and I also believe both wars needs to be ended asap.. to much money is wasting..

    April 27, 2011 08:37 am at 8:37 am |
  2. don

    Just as an example to all Gop Lunacy" These people like Panetta,Clinton,Obama,Biden are experienced,intelligent,educated politicians!!!!!!! Quite different from Rand,Bachmann, palin,Romney. Lets not forget their forerunner and star Politician "TRUMP ???????? I,m 53 years old and ,Never experienced this kind of JOKERY!!!!!! He is the Poster Child of political Lunacy in a half century,that I,ve experienced??????

    April 27, 2011 08:37 am at 8:37 am |
  3. southernPride89

    the more i see, the more i dnt like. im not a very biased person either, im not registered to vote, nor did i listen to any of the speeches pursuading people to vote them. all i heard was he was going do something with insurance, schools, and gas. schools i can see, and thank god for the refund..but i can do without him. The more i hear about him, the more thankful I am I don`t have cable cause it would thoroughly convince me that our country is doomed.

    April 27, 2011 10:12 am at 10:12 am |