Petraeus Goes to the CIA, Panetta to the Pentagon

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There's been a major shift of familiar figures in the Obama security team. When Defense Secretary Robert Gates, a holdover from the Bush Administration, decided to call it quits, President Obama had a problem. He's decided to solve it by moving CIA Director Leon Panetta to the Pentagon and General David Petraeus to the CIA. Petraeus became America's favorite military leader after the successful troop "surge" in Iraq. President Obama gave him command of the war in Afghanistan. But the shakeup goes beyond those jobs.



Credits

Guests:
Thomas Ricks - Center for a New American Security, Paul Pillar - Georgetown University / Brookings Institution - @GeorgetownCSS

Host:
Warren Olney