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Washington in a Flash: Changing of the Guard at Pentagon

Posted By Rob Bluey On July 1, 2011 @ 6:48 am In Scribe | Comments Disabled

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Robert Gates said goodbye to the Pentagon yesterday after serving two presidents and spending nearly five years as defense secretary. On his final day, President Obama surprised Gates with a Medal of Freedom [2]. Leon Panetta takes over today after serving as CIA director since February 2009. He’ll be replaced at the CIA by Gen. David Petraeus, who won Senate confirmation [3] on a 94-0 vote Thursday.


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[2] surprised Gates with a Medal of Freedom: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2011/06/30/Gates-surprised-with-Medal-of-Freedom/UPI-85051309451315/

[3] won Senate confirmation: http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/politics/2011/06/30/us-senate-confirms-petraeus-to-lead-cia/

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