Searching for the next U.S. Intelligence official

“To combine experience with fresh thinking,” was President-elect Barack Obama’s declared goal in selecting his Cabinet.

Robert Michael Gates, who has agreed to stay on as U.S. Secretary of Defense, aims  to complement the Pentagon’s strength in conventional warfare with stronger counterinsurgency capabilities.

Other key Cabinet appointees include Hillary Rodham Clinton as Secretary of State and Bill Richardson as Secretary of Commerce.

Nevertheless, The Wall Street Journal looks at obstacles facing the Obama team in their search for senior intelligence officials.

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