Obama in Talks With Gates Over Pentagon Role

robert-gates1.jpgPresident-elect Obama and Robert Gates are negotiating terms under which the defense secretary would remain as Pentagon chief in his administration, the Financial Times has learned. 

“Mr Obama, through an intermediary, has approached Mr Gates, who has served as defense secretary under President George W. Bush since 2006, about accepting the position, which would place a respected Republican appointee in his cabinet.”
“According to a source familiar with the situation, Mr Gates is seriously weighing the option. The two men are ironing out policy and personnel issues before a final offer could be made.”
Source: The Political Wire
Explore posts in the same categories: National

Tags: , , , , , , ,

You can comment below, or link to this permanent URL from your own site.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: