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  Manhunt ends for bin Laden

Panetta, Petraeus tapped for top security posts

  In a surprise national security shake-up, President Obama is expected to name David H. Petraeus as the new director of the C.I.A., and Leon E. Panetta as defense secretary. NBC's Jim Miklaszewski reports.

Gen. Petraeus nominated to head CIA

  NBC's Jim Miklaszewski reports that current CIA Director Leon Panetta will be the next Defense Secretary, while General Petraeus has been nominated to head the CIA.

Petraeus to be nominated to CIA

  NBC's Jim Miklaszewski joins Morning Joe to discuss news that current CIA director Leon Panetta will succeed Robert Gates as U.S. Defense Secretary, and Gen. David Petraeus will be nominated to CIA director.

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  Life after Gates

Ron Fournier of the National Journal talks about the challenges Robert Gates’ successor will face after the Defense Secretary leaves his position this summer.

  US envoy defends involvement in Libya

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice defends President Obama’s decision to take military action in Libya, telling TODAY’s Meredith Vieira that if the United States had not got involved, tens of thousands of Libyans would have been killed.

  NATO agrees to take over airstrikes

Former Defense Secretary William Cohen explains how rebels are capitalizing on the protection of the no-fly zone.

  Obama to outline Libya endgame in address?

Does President Barack Obama need to clearly outline the objective in Libya in order for his speech to satisfy some of his critics? “Meet the Press” moderator David Gregory joins TODAY’s Lester Holt to discuss.

  Defense Press Secretary Geoff Morrell

The Defense Department is faced with running two wars overseas, the possibility of military action in North Africa, and the ongoing case of Bradley Manning, the Army Private who passed thousands of classified documents to the website Wikileaks. Geoff Morrell, the Pentagon Press Secretary and Deputy

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