Military Leadership: General Cartwright, Admiral Willard

Monday - 7/13/2009, 7:02pm EDT

Two high-level military nominations are in process on Capitol Hill. The Senate Armed Services Committee is considering the nominations of Marine Corps General James Cartwright to be reappointed as the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and Navy Admiral Robert Willard to become Commander of United States Pacific Command. Much of the focus of the confirmation hearing for both leaders last week was on acquisition issues...specifically changes Defense Secretary Robert Gates wants to make to the department's equipment inventory.

Click to watch the entire hearing