Obama Picks C.I.A. Chief, Secretary of Defense

The Takeaway
President Obama is set to announce two high-profile nominations today. The president is expected to nominate John O. Brennan, his counterterrorism advisor, to lead the C.I.A. The president will also nominate Chuck Hagel, the former Republican senator from Nebraska, as secretary of defense. David Sanger  is following the nominations for our partner The New York Times.
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