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President's New National Security Team

President Obama is lining up a new national security team for his second term, but his choices are already facing criticism from senators who will have to approve them. The president introduced republican senator, Chuck Hagel, as his new pick for defense secretary. If he wins, Hagel will become the first Vietnam vet and the first enlisted man to lead the Pentagon. However, members of Hagel's own party question whether he is anti-Israel. Regardless, President Obama looks ahead for the future of the pentagon. If confirmed, Hagel would replace Leon Panetta at the pentagon, who is retiring after decades of public service.

Meanwhile, President Obama will nominate John Brennan to be the next director of the CIA. Brennan is the president's chief homeland security and counterterrorism adviser. If confirmed to lead the CIA, he would replace retired general David Petraeus. Petraeus stepped down from the post in November after it was revealed he had an affair with his biographer. Michael Morell, a career intelligence officer who was serving as the spy agency's deputy director, stepped in as acting director.


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