Obama shuffles familiar faces in key security roles
April 28th, 2011
03:24 PM ET
9 years ago

Obama shuffles familiar faces in key security roles

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.


Filed under: David Petraeus • Leon Panetta • President Obama • Robert Gates
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  1. Rudy NYC

    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?)

    April 28, 2011 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  2. obama victim

    will the Times run a Ggeneral Betrayus" ad

    April 28, 2011 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |