CIA-sjef Leo Panetta avløser Robert Gates som ny forsvarsminister, og David Petraeus går fra Pentagon til jobben som ny CIA-sjef. Disse oppsiktsvekkende utnevnelsene kommer Barack Obama med torsdag, ifølge New York Times.

On Thursday, Mr. Obama is expected to announce that Leon E. Panetta, the C.I.A. director, will become secretary of defense, replacing Robert M. Gates, and that Gen. David H. Petraeus will return from Afghanistan to take Mr. Panetta’s job at the C.I.A., a move that is likely to continue this trend.

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