U.S. secretary of defense and military intelligence personnel substitutions highlight the increasingly blurred boundaries
left for the current CIA Director Panei Te/At right is Secretary of the Navy Mabuse.
U.S. President Barack Obama has officially announced the adjustment of the security team, the current Defense Secretary Robert Gates will be officially retired in July, the current CIA Director Panetta took over as defense minister, commander of U.S. forces Bideleiwu Zhu’a Sri Lanka will then over the CIA. For new security team, military spending in the United States must substantially reduce the U.S. military began to prepare to withdraw from Iraq and Afghanistan war, the Middle East and North Africa regional instability and other serious situation, future challenges in the future.
new security team is “old wine in new bottles”
4 28, Obama held a press conference at the White House officially announced the new security team’s composition. As the transition from childhood Bush administration Secretary of Defense Robert Gates will officially leave the CIA long Panetta will take over the defense minister. The current top U.S. commander Gen. David Petraeus, Zhu’a will fill Panetta’s was filled, as in the retired CIA official long; Zhu’a top U.S. Commander of U.S. Central headquarters by John Allen, deputy commander Lieutenant General took over.
United States, “Washington Post,” commented that, from Obama’s pick of the candidates point of view, the U.S. government’s new security team team can be described as “old wine in new bottles”, whether Panetta, Petraeus is Alan, are the Obama administration the importance of the current national security strategy and implementation of the founder, who understands America’s strategic focus and priorities, will ensure that the U.S. government the continuity of the existing security policy enforcement. Panetta on July 1, 2006 after he took office over 73 years, breaking the previous record of Donald Rumsfeld, the history of the United States oldest secretary of defense. Although the age of no advantage, but in Congress and has extensive political experience in government, especially during long as the CIA, is the president of the important strategic issues of national security proponents. Petraeus is hot, popular two-term President George W. Bush and Barack Obama rely heavily, after the successful war to reverse Iraq, Afghanistan and now in working to improve the situation. Immodestly say, after 2007, the U.S., Arab, Iraq’s military strategy, the two are from the battlefield, Gen. David Petraeus hand. Allen will be in the United States within the military is the famous “counter-insurgency warfare experts” to participate in large-scale fighting over the war in Iraq, Petraeus served as the central headquarters has served as deputy commander during the commander, Gen. David Petraeus, the implementation of the strategy essence of the implicit is the main strategy implementers.
adjust precisely because Obama just is not the new face of the security team members, senior officials of you are familiar with politics in the United States, regardless of their ability and qualifications are subject to a full recognition, the staff of the official Obama After the nomination, quickly won the U.S. political recognition. U.S. Senate said it would approve the candidate as soon as possible.
military and intelligence personnel increasingly blurred boundaries
adjust the security of the U.S. President Barack Obama team’s biggest feature is the top-level CIA and military personnel the swap. United States, “New York Times” that it fully reflects the past 10 years, the way the U.S. war on terrorism has undergone major changes: the military and intelligence personnel abroad on a secret mission in the increasingly blurred. The CIA with U.S. special forces killed bin Laden in the close cooperation of the operation, and more evidence of this trend.
as CIA Director, Panetta in office accelerated the reform of key intelligence agencies, intelligence agencies will simply fast become a huge paramilitary organization. CIA responsible not only for UAVs in combat operations inside Pakistan, and Afghanistan also opened up some secret base and to initiate action. From the recent situation, the U.S. intelligence community has become increasingly cast a military color. Like Panetta is a former Director Michael Hayden will be retired U.S. Air Force; supervision of all U.S. intelligence agencies also suffered from the director of national intelligence the military, like Dennis Blair, former U.S. Pacific commander, retired Admiral. Clapper is currently Director of National Intelligence retired Air Force generals. Clearly, the impact of the military intelligence community to further increase.
Petraeus is an “information expert” in the central headquarters of the commander during his term, continued use of U.S. special forces and private security contractors “invasion” of the CIA’s site. For example, in September 2009, Petraeus has signed an order authorizing the United States special forces in Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Iran, the Middle East and Central Asia to establish intelligence networks, carry out intelligence gathering missions. Even before serving as central headquarters commander, Petraeus had already begun to study when they did not cause U.S. policy makers concerned about terrorists in Yemen. Now al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in Yemen branch was considered the most serious threat to the United States. Last year, “Dan For Mayor,” published on the website of the diplomatic cable show, Petraeus and hobnobbing Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, U.S. special forces in December 2009 the anti-terrorist operations in Yemen, more than even the CIA operation in Pakistan secret. “New York Times” that the military broad “to meddle in” the field of intelligence, as early as defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld began, in Rumsfeld’s strong impetus, the military’s intelligence-gathering functions of the expanding, increasingly more independent of the CIA.
for military and intelligence personnel gradually blurred the boundaries between, Dennis Blair, former director of national intelligence said, “whether it is a secret intelligence operations or military special operations, the two no longer exists any difference. “This trend will continue to deepen, the Pentagon and CIA war on terror has been working closely together. Washington increasingly aware of the anti-terrorist operations, the most important is not the superior military power, but firepower combined with the timely and effective intelligence.
U.S. media is not “grass is always greener”
Despite the “new hot, cold old man,” the law, but did not begrudge the U.S. media for to praise the outgoing Gaici Jia. Such as “Christian Science Monitor,” commented that, although Gates is retained from the Bush administration cabinet members, but no doubt he is Obama’s most respected team of senior officials. Because of his stay, to ensure that the United States in the face of two wars, when the continuity of policies. Compared with the former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Gates cordial, pragmatic known, if Rumsfeld is the flame, Gates is the ice. This contrast not only to save the Bush administration’s Iraq policy, which is also Obama benefit.
“New York Times” pointed out that Gates is the United States nearly 50 years the most influential secretary of defense, the position comparable to the well-known Defense Secretary Robert McNamara during the Cold War rivals. Gates’ greatest achievement in office not only for the United States from Afghanistan and Iraq “withdraw” to develop a clear strategy, but also because he opened a prelude to reform the U.S. military. Starting from April 2009, Gates began to gradually reduce U.S. forces inefficient weapons systems, these measures is the strategic thinking behind the changes. As a realist, Gates hope that the U.S. armed forces should first have the ability to respond to real threats, rather than in the “future war paranoia,” under the leadership of the U.S. into the war powers of no return. As a graduate in History, Gates also had to see a large rise and fall of the laws of the country, the history of the hegemonic power on the battlefield, not only because of the decline of military defeat, was more fiscal spending and huge debt of any overwhelming, and not in the history of American law in front of “immunity.”
new security team for Obama, U.S. media have not the slightest kind, bluntly pointed out that a new security team next faces a variety of tests.
the one hand, new security team will face enormous pressure to reduce the military budget. According to the U.S. government announced the budget, including the current U.S. war in Afghanistan and Iraq, including the military budget has reached $ 700 billion in fiscal year 2001, and its military expenditure was only $ 316 billion. It can be said in 10 years, U.S. military spending has more than doubled. Currently, the U.S. government is facing a serious budget deficit, cut the military budget is a foregone conclusion.
“New York Times” commented that, after Gates’s work is the defense budget for selective reduction, to avoid a full defense spending, “Barber”, ability to adhere to cover future Panetta Heights established policy, worthy of observation. But it is worth noting that Panetta was the reason why Defense Secretary Robert Gates recommended as candidates, but also in its annual budget with regard to the experience. Although I served in the military Panetta limited time (only a few years in the Army as an intelligence officer), but Panetta served as Chairman of the House Budget Committee, and the Clinton administration’s White House Office of Management and Budget, which Congress and the administration of double experience in the management of the defense budget so that it has inherent advantages. Gates hopes he can use his maneuvers in Congress and the administration experience and skills to achieve the maximization of the interests of the Pentagon.
the other hand, a new security team in achieving the withdrawal from Afghanistan and Iraq, we must develop a new situation for North Africa and the Middle East strategy. New security team officially took office after the first priority is to ensure that the U.S. begin withdrawing troops from Afghanistan. Since Obama came to power after the Afghan war strategy has been adjusted to have evolved into “Obama’s war”, both in public and in private, Obama must honor the end of July this year commitment to withdraw troops from Afghanistan. In addition, the U.S. government also plans to begin withdrawing troops from Iraq this year. If these goals can not be achieved, the Obama administration will go back on the face of political risk, it will seriously affect the Obama re-election in 2012. In addition, in the current North Africa, Middle East unrest in some countries in the context of new security team’s key mission is to plan out the U.S. government for North Africa and the Middle East’s new strategy. SourcePh “>