Federal Daily News
Kerry mentioned to head DOD
Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) is being considered to head the Department of Defense as part of a reorganization of President Obama’s national security team, the Washington Post reports.
According to the Post, the reorganization also will include a permanent replacement of former CIA director David H. Petraeus — most likely with John O. Brennan, Obama’chief counterterrorism adviser — and the nomination of Susan E. Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the Nations, as secretary of state.
The article notes that the nomination process for Obama’s new cabinet has become complicated by Patraeus’ extramarital affair scandal and the investigations surrounding the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.