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By Emily Miller
Billionaire gets mobbed by fans at CPAC
Topic - James A. Winnefeld Jr.
Keeping two uniformed military leaders on a national security team in flux, President Obama said Wednesday he will renominate Gen. Martin E. Dempsey as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr. as vice chairman.
Some children who call NORAD on Christmas Eve to find out where Santa is hang up as soon as a volunteer answers the phone — probably because they expected a recording and not a real person, veteran Santa trackers say.
John Brennan, the deputy White House national security adviser for counterterrorism, recently defended controversial statements he made in a speech that Islamic terrorism is not rooted in Islam.
The new commander of the U.S. military's homeland security forces is stepping up cooperation with Mexico in an effort to stem drug trafficking and related violence.
"We believe the KN-08 probably does have the range to reach the United States," he said, adding that more detailed U.S. intelligence about the missile is classified.
But Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters at the Pentagon this month that the KN-08 is a real threat.