His choice of Gates, Clinton, and Jones reflects his goal of building a bipartisan cabinet.
Keeping the Defense secretary allows Obama's team to move quickly on a foreign-policy challenges.
A mandate to 'lighten' still drives the Monitor at the dawn of its second 100 years.
The Joint Chiefs chairman may come closer to the views of the new president.
A 2004 classified order authorized the military to attack Al Qaeda operatives around the globe. As many as a dozen raids occurred under this mandate.
A bad economy and better news from Iraq may be helping to increase interest in and support for enlistment.
Why is the Department of Defense getting so much money and personnel to carry out the mission?
McCain has the experience, but Obama may be more open to Pentagon advice.