Effectiveness of Obama's Pentagon pick could be limited by ethics rules
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- William Lynn, whose nomination by President Obama to be No. 2 at the Pentagon is expected to be confirmed by the Senate this week, has recused himself from making decisions on six major defense programs that he lobbied on last year when he worked for giant defense contractor Raytheon. And the forest of ethics restrictions that will hedge around his decision-making authority is already leading some to question whether he will be able to effectively do his job.
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor