Wednesday, April 27, 2011

New Secretary of Defense

It appears that President Obama has chosen CIA Director Leon Panetta as the new Secretary of Defense,
according to a release just issued by Reuters.

If congress confirms Panetta, he will take office on July 1st, as Robert Gates steps down on June 30th.

Panetta who will be 73 in June has been CIA Director since 2009. He is well respected and liked
in Washington. Some feel he will tackle the budget problems quickly and make rather large changes.

I do not know how much experience Mr. Penetta has in the field of defense, and military operations.

How he will treat the military and our nation's veterans is a very large question.

Jerald Terwilliger
National Chairman
American Cold War Veterans
"We Remember"

---------------- "And so the greatest of American triumphs... became a peculiarly joyless victory. We had won the Cold War, but there would be no parades." -- Robert M. Gates, 1996