U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates is likely to continue to stay at least a year (Figure)
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Nov. 26 (Xinhua) U.S. President-elect Obama has announced that Robert Gates ? will remain with the U.S. Secretary of Defense post.
According to Taiwan’s “China Times” quoted Politico.com, American Broadcasting Company (ABC) and the U.S. Cable News Network (CNN) and other media, well received by certain parties Gates, at least in Obama’s Cabinet office to remain after the first year of implementation of the Democratic Party’s policy commitment to withdraw troops from Iraq.
ABC cited sources as saying: “Everything has been finalized.” Said the Obama transition team in the 27th after Thanksgiving, officially announced a host of other cabinet.
Obama assistant, told AFP that they could not immediately confirm the report.
Politico said Monday that several positions related to national security, Gates was among them, also including former North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Supreme Allied Commander General Jones (James Jones) will serve as national security adviser.
report quoted an unnamed official statement, saying that Obama’s senior foreign policy adviser Susan Rice (Susan Rice), will serve as U.S. ambassador to the UN, the retired former commander of U.S. Pacific Command Navy Admiral Blair (Dennis Blair) will serve as director of national intelligence.
Politico said, the former White House deputy national security adviser, Stan Berger (James Steinberg), will serve as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (Hillary Clinton) deputy, the two diplomatic positions are announced next week .
choose President Bush’s cabinet ministers deeply respected by both parties Gates, honored Obama has said that ministers will have at least one Republican in the people.