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  1/7/2013, Tevet 25, 5773

Obama Nominates John Brennan, Former Spy, to Head CIA


US President Barack Obama on Monday will announce his picks to head the CIA and Pentagon, as he assembles his national security team for his second term, officials said. Officials said Obama would nominate White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan as CIA director to replace David Petraeus and former Republican senator Chuck Hagel as defense secretary to succeed Leon Panetta. "Brennan has the full trust and confidence of the president," a White House official who spoke on condition of anonymity told AFP.