Gates to Hand Defense Post Over to Panetta

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Tomorrow, the Obama administration will shuffle its top civilian military position when Leon Panetta, 73, replaces Robert Gates as the secretary of defense. For a nation stretched thin by three ongoing military engagements, the new Secretary of Defense is going to have little time for on-the-job training. Instead, he can hope to learn from the example left behind by his out-going colleague.


For more on those potential lessons we’re joined by David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times. David also hosts "The Washington Report" FOR our sister station, WQXR, on Monday mornings.


David Sanger

Produced by:

Hsi-Chang Lin

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