Danzig to CNAS

Richard Danzig, a former Secretary of the Navy who was a key Obama defense policy adviser thoughout the campaign, will be taking a position at the Center for a New American Security rather than joining the administration. Initial transition speculation had him serving as Robert Gates’ deputy at the Pentagon in anticipation of taking over the top job down the road, but evidently that didn’t work out and none of the other jobs he was offered were too his liking. Speaking personally, I think the think tank lifestyle is pretty neat and don’t begrudge those in the executive branch their long hours, but not sure Danzig feels the same way.