Obama to announce Defense secretary pick Friday

Dec 4, 2014 12:51 PM by News Staff

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama plans to announce his pick to lead the Pentagon on Friday.

White House press secretary Josh Earnest would not say who Obama has selected. But administration officials have said former Pentagon official Ashton Carter as expected to replace Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.

Hagel resigned last month under pressure from the president. He is staying on until his successor is confirmed.

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