Sunday, December 03, 2006

Exodus of senior Pentagon officials expected

Navy Times:
A procession of senior defense officials is expected to leave the Pentagon in the wake of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s resignation, allowing nominee Robert Gates to install his own people in key positions.
Peter Rodman will be the first to go; the assistant secretary of defense for international policy is expected to submit his resignation Nov. 14, then join the Brookings Institution, a Washington think tank, as a scholar, sources said.
A Brookings spokesman declined to comment.
The exodus will not include Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England, who was asked by Gates last week to remain at his post as the Pentagon’s chief operating officer.
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