Committed and strong leadership from the Pentagon was one of the key components of winning
the repeal of DADT. Likewise, it will require the same determination and leadership to ensure its
Between Leon Panetta's experience in cutting costs as Clinton's federal budget director and the striking success of William McRaven's counter-terrorist bin Laden mission, maybe this duo can help get us on a different track.
The resignation of Admiral Dennis Blair as the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) was a surprise to no one in the intelligence business. In fact, many wonder how and why Blair lasted as long as he did.
Thus far at the Obama White House, it's only progressives who get thrown under the proverbial bus. If Obama is truly to signal a change of course and mean it, one constructive sign would be replacements for Summers and Geithner.
As has been pointed out by journalists, human rights lawyers and critics, President Obama has continued -- and continues to defend -- some of the Bush administration's most repressive "War on Terror" policies.