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Top Candidates to Succeed Hagel Are Longtime National Security Specialists

November 24, 2014, The New York Times

Covington's Roger Zakheim was quoted regarding possible successors to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel:

Ms. Flournoy, 53, and Mr. Carter, 60, have “grown up in the Pentagon and have great institutional support from inside,” said Roger Zakheim, the former general counsel and deputy staff director of the House Armed Services Committee. Mr. Obama and his team “need somebody who can really push what essentially is re-engagement in the Middle East as well as maintain the fight in Afghanistan and handle sequestration.”

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