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Sunday, April 10, 2011

GEN Petraeus to CIA Director?

I don't quite understand this one... if GEN Petraeus ultimately wants the job of Secretary of Defense, why not just give it to him it when Secretary Gates (pbuh) resigns? Maybe his peer flag officers wouldn't like that? Boo hoo hoo.


Anonymous said...

He probably doesn't want the SECDEF job and I seriously doubt he wants to be the CIA Director (based on inputs from people who have been close to him). Furthermore, he has to be out of the military for no less than seven years before he is eligible to be SECDEF. That is the law.

10 U.S.C. § 113(a) (2006) requires that the Secretary of Defense be “appointed from civilian life,” but excludes from eligibility any person “within seven years after relief from active duty as a commissioned officer of a regular component of an armed force.”

Onager said...

I never knew about the SECDEF law. Interesting. Thanks for posting!