Chuck Hagel

PSD's Birchall: PM's visit to the US underscores importance of continuing to consolidate strategic partnership

MP Ana Birchall of the Social Democratic Party (PSD), high representative of Romania's Prime Minister Victor Ponta for European affairs and partnership with the US, has underscored the importance of continuing to consolidate the existing strategic partnership between Romania and the US, both on a military and on an economic level.

PM Victor Ponta meets CIA Director John Brennan in Washington

Prime Minister Victor Ponta has had a meeting on Thursday with the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), John Brennan, where both underlined the progress recorded within the Romania-US Strategic Partnership, the Romanian Government informs in a press release sent AGERPRES.

Photo credit: (c) LIVIU SOVA / AGERPRES FLOW

Obama to name Ashton Carter as defense secretary: White House

President Barack Obama on Dec. 5 will name former Pentagon deputy chief Ashton Carter to be his new defense secretary, a White House official said.

If confirmed Carter would replace Chuck Hagel, who announced his resignation last month. Carter served as deputy defense secretary under Leon Panetta from October 2011 to December 2013.