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The president might have some trouble replacing retiring Joint Chiefs Chairman Mike Mullen.
Holbrooke served under every Democratic president since John F. Kennedy.
McCain's statement puts him at odds with Adm. Mike Mullen, the military's top uniformed officer.
Anything less than decisive action on the issue makes President Obama look weak and unpresidential.
The fate of gays in the military depends upon McCain's magnificently mercurial ego.
A Pentagon study concluded the military can lift the ban on gays serving openly in with minimal risk.
Top Pentagon officials back Afghan President Karzai's proposal to take over security in four years.
Some officers and service members say they are uncertain how to the court order.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates said ending "don't ask, don't tell" would have enormous consequences.
Pentagon won't switch up name.