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Report: Panetta to Pentagon, Petraeus to CIA

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

President Barack Obama will nominate Leon Panetta as Secretary of Defense, sources tell ABC News.

Panetta is currently the head of the CIA. He would succeed Robert Gates, who has said he plans to step down this year.

The president is expected to nominate Gen. David Petraeus to fill Panetta's post as CIA director. Patraeus is now running the war in Afghanistan.

The changes will likely take place this summer.

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