Obama announced a new defense minister

According to U.S. media reports, president Barack Obama wants to designate director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency Leon Panetta head of the Ministry of Defense. The current Secretary of Defense Robert Gates prepares to retire later this year.

Panetta was managing the administration of President Bill Clinton. He also served as director of the Office of Management and Budget and a member of Congress.

Governor of the Central Intelligence Agency instead of Leon Panetta to be appointed acting Army Gen. David Petraeus, who heads the military operations in Afghanistan.

Media also report that followed the U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan become a diplomat with many years of experience and current salting in Iraq — Ryan Crocker.

But representatives of the white houses note that the official announcement of the staffing configurations will not be made before Thursday. These human destiny president must be approved by the Senate.

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