Bush Pentagon Team Beginning to Take Shape

By Dan Dupont / January 12, 2001 at 5:00 AM
With Inauguration Day looming and Defense Secretary-designate Donald Rumsfeld considered a shoo-in for early confirmation, President-elect Bush and his national security advisers are beginning to solidify their Pentagon leadership team, according to sources following the transition. Paul Wolfowitz has emerged as the leading candidate for the deputy defense secretary slot, according to sources and press reports. Wolfowitz has beaten out the early frontrunner, Richard Armitage, and would be an unusual pick for the No. 2 slot given his policy and...

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