Obama Nominate Hagel, Brennan for Top Security Posts

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Obama Nominate Hagel, Brennan for Top Security Posts

Obama Nominate Hagel, Brennan for Top Security Posts

President Barack Obama has nominated Republican Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary and White House counter-terrorism adviser John Brennan as the new CIA director, a senior administration official said. The choice of Hagel, former Republican senator and decorated Vietnam veteran, had been widely tipped to replace Leon Panetta at the Pentagon. Brennan, who formerly served at the CIA, will succeed retired general David Petraeus.