New Nominations for the National Security Team
Speaking from the East Room of the White House yesterday, President Obama announced two key nominations for his national slecurity team. He tapped John Brennan to serve as the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and he asked Sen. Chuck Hagel to serve as Secretary of Defense.
Learn about John Brennan, President Obama's pick for Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Learn about Sen. Chuck Hagel, President Obama's choice for Secretary of Defense.
President Barack Obama shakes hands with former Sen. Chuck Hagel in the East Room of the White House, Jan. 7, 2013. The President nominated Sen. Hagel for Secretary of Defense and John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, second from left, for Director of the CIA. Also pictured on stage are acting CIA Director Michael Morrell, left, and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, right. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
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10:30 AM: The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
12:30 PM: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney
2:00 PM: The President meets with Secretary of Defense Panetta
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