27 April 2011

NEWS: Petraeus to CIA

MSNBC is just now breaking this on TV, so I don't have a link yet, but the scroll on their website says it all:
BREAKING NEWS: CIA director Panetta to take over Pentagon; Petraeus to be nominated for CIA - AP

Update: here's one article for you.

Update 2: Here's an interesting article about Ambassador Ryan Crocker taking over Afghanistan. Clearly this was written before the Petraeus announcement.

Seasoned diplomat Ryan Crocker has emerged as the top candidate to become the next U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, part of a far-reaching revamping of the nation's top leadership in the conflict there, now in its 10th year.
Crocker is the only person being considered currently to replace Ambassador Karl Eikenberry, a former Army general whose two-year tenure has been marred by cool relationships with major players in the Afghanistan war, including the White House, U.S. military leaders and Afghan President Hamid Karzai, administration and other sources said. The sources emphasized that the White House has not made a final decision.
Sending Crocker to Afghanistan would reunite him with Gen. David Petraeus, re-creating the diplomatic and military "dream team" credited with rescuing the flagging American mission in Iraq.

By: Brant

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