President Obama to nominate Chuck Hagel for SECDEF. Two Purple Harts, still has shrapnel in his chest (try explaining that when the magnetometers beep going through airport security) and a Republican. The chickenhawks don’t want him. That’s as good a reason as any for him to be SECDEF. Probably a good idea to have a combat vet in that position.
President Obama to nominate John Brennen as Director of the CIA. Probably a good idea to have a man who never smiles in that position.