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Obama reshuffles national security

04-29-2011 08:47 BJT

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US President Barack Obama has announced a national security reshuffle. Obama nominated Central Intelligence Agency director Leon Panetta to replace outgoing Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

He also backed Afghan war commander General David Petraeus to head the CIA. Lieutenant General John Allen was named to succeed Petraeus as commander in Afghanistan. The appointments mark the biggest realignment of Obama's war council to date. They could also have broad implications on the planned withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan in July.

CIA director Leon Panetta to replace outgoing Defense Secretary
Robert Gates.

Top commander-designate for U.S. forces in Afghanistan, Marine
Corps Lt. Gen. John Allen, speaks in the East Room of the White
House in Washington, Thursday, April 28, 2011, after President
Barack Obama introduced his reworked national security team.

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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