U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates annouced Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Peter Pace's retirement Friday, saying Navy Adm. Mike Mullen has been nominated to replace him. The NewsHour discusses the new leadership with two journalists specializing in the military.
President Bush chose Lt. Gen. Douglas Lute to fill a new position of war czar, whose primary function will be to oversee operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Two officials from previous administrations examine what the new job will entail.
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