President Obama is planning to make major changes to his national security team.
CIA director Leon Panetta will become U.S. defense secretary and be replaced at the spy agency's helm by U.S. Army General David Petraeus, current head of military operations in Afghanistan.
If nominated and confirmed by the Senate, Panetta would replace Robert Gates, who has long said he wants to retire this year.
Petraeus would take over the CIA less than a year after assigned to Afghanistan in the wake of the resignation of Gen. Stanley McChrystal.
The changes also take place as Obama plans to launch the process of withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan, starting this July.
Citing unnamed sources, AP is also reporting that a Petraeus aide, Lt. Gen. John Allen, will take command in Afghanistan, while veteran Ryan Crocker would become the new U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan.
Move: Current CIA Director Leon Panetta is expected to move to the Pentagon