Obama Wanted to Name Entire National Security Team Today
But will not.
11:23 AM, Dec 21, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
MSNBC reports that President Barack Obama's originally wanted to name his entire national security team today. Instead, he's just announcing his pick for secretary of state, John Kerry.
The Kerry announcement "is not going to be what was originally contemplated--the entire national security team, CIA, Defense. There's a big controversy now over Chuck Hagel," said MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell. "The president had been strongly considering Chuck Hagel for defense secretary--and still is, we are told--he has not backed off of that. But there is fierce opposition building up."
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