Obama Picks Experienced Pentagon, State Department Leaders to Assist Transition

President-elect Obama has hired former Senate Armed Services Committee chairman Sam Nunn to help shepherd his Pentagon transition, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.

Former Sen. Sam Nunn, D-Ga., speaks during a news conference ... 
Former Sen. Sam Nunn, D-Ga., speaks during a news conference where he discussed Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama’s plans to stimulate the economy and lead the country in a new direction Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2008.(AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Nunn, a former Georgia senator and veteran Democratic defense adviser, was once rumored as a potential running mate for Obama. Transition spokeswoman Stephanie Cutter said Nunn will perform “an informal senior adviser role throughout the defense transition process.”

Nunn’s role has been described by others, speaking anonymously because the transition teams have not been announced, as the leader of Obama’s defense transition. Similarly, a senior administration official said former Secretary of State Warren Christopher would advise Obama on his State Department transition.

By ANNE GEARAN, AP Diplomatic Writer

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One Response to “Obama Picks Experienced Pentagon, State Department Leaders to Assist Transition”

  1. rjjrdq Says:

    same ol same ol. Business as usual we can believe in.

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