Wednesday, April 27, 2011

BREAKING: CIA Director Panetta To Be US Secretary of Defense, General Petraeus To Be CIA Director

General Petraeus and CIA Director Panetta. The Atlantic

CIA's Panetta To Head Pentagon, Petraeus To CIA -- Yahoo News/Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama plans to nominated CIA Director Leon Panetta as his new U.S. defense secretary and will replace him at the CIA with General David Petraeus, U.S. officials said on Wednesday.

The announcements are expected later this week. Obama is also to nominate veteran diplomat Ryan Crocker as the next U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan.

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