Great, great news for both Phil and the country. I knew this was coming, but now that it is official, I am very proud of my friend and think he is almost uniquely qualified for this important job:
The Obama administration has chosen a lawyer and Iraq War veteran who has denounced U.S. detention policy to direct detainee affairs at the Department of Defense.
Until starting at the Pentagon this week, Phillip E. Carter, 33, was an associate at New York's Park Avenue law firm McKenna Long & Aldridge. He specialized in government contracting and national security regulation.
A former Army captain, he also blogged on national security issues at a Washington Post website, Intel Dump.