Breaking: PEBO picks Blair for Top Intel Post…

WaPo has the ROY on Blair’s imminent appointment…

Blair, the former commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, would become the nation’s third director of national intelligence, succeeding Mike McConnell as the leader of the 16 U.S. intelligence agencies. He had been the rumored front-runner for the job for several weeks.

“It’s definitely Blair,” said one congressional official who had been briefed on the selection. Both sources spoke on the condition of anonymity. The Obama transition team declined comment.

American Admiral Dennis Cutler Blair visits New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark at the Beehive in Wellington to discuss defence spending. (Photo by Robert Patterson/Getty Images)

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 20: American Admiral Dennis Cutler Blair visits New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark at the Beehive in Wellington to discuss defence spending. (Photo by Robert Patterson/Getty Images)

…Blair impressed Republican and Democratic lawmakers with his knowledge of the intelligence agencies and ideas for streamlining and improving the often unwieldy U.S. intelligence apparatus, the sources said. Blair had served during the Clinton administration as a military liaison at the CIA in charge of coordinating intelligence between the spy agency and Pentagon….

It seems any reservations Dem and GOP Congressional leaders had over another military officer in charge of the intelligence agencies have fallen by the wayside.  I am interested in what Glenn Greenwald has to say about it and BTD at TL…What an interesting melange PEBO has put together, I hope we get an announcement and some in-depth reporting from journalists at the Pentagon soon to get a feel for Blair’s positions…

HotAir has the breakdown of ret. Admiral Dennis Blair’s purported conflict of interest on the F-22 raptor while he sat on the board of a subcontractor involved in the project and the think tank that recommended it to DoD..(those comments suggest the raptor pretty kick axx )

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December 18, 2008. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Cabinet, NAVY CARRIER SQUADRON, Obama Administration.

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