Politics

Leon Panetta in as Defense Secretary, General David Petraeus in as CIA director

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Photo of Barack Obama with Leon Panetta

David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent at the New York Times, talks about the news that Leon Panetta will take over for Robert Gates as the Secretary of Defense, and why General David Petraeus taking over as CIA director is bigger news.

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