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Barack Obama is expected to announce big changes to his national security team. He's said to be preparing to bring in a new Defense Secretary, head of the CIA, commander in Afghanistan, and a new ambassador to Kabul. To talk about this RT is joined from the US capital by retired army colonel and ex-diplomat Ann Wright.
Originally posted by Asktheanimals
I think you may find Glen Greenwald's commentary on this enlightening -www.salon.com.../opinion/greenwald/2011/04/28/petraeus.
It's more merging of the civiliam intelligence agencies with the military, but why?
The then-top Democratic member of the House Intelligence Committee, Jane Harman, said "she hears concerns from civilian CIA professionals about whether the Defense Department is taking over intelligence operations" and "shares those concerns." On Meet the Press, Nancy Pelosi cited tensions between the DoD and the CIA and said: "I don't see how you have a four-star general heading up the CIA."