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National Security Adviser

For Susan Rice, Libya Brought Success And Disappointment

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 06.06.2013 | World

UNITED NATIONS -- Libya brought Susan Rice her biggest success and, ultimately, caused her greatest professional disappointment. Rice, who was appoin...

Major Shakeup In Obama's Policy Team

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Defying Republican critics, President Barack Obama named outspoken diplomat Susan Rice as his national security adviser Wednesday, ...

Susan Rice Said To Be Favorite For Big Job

The Washington Post | Posted 05.09.2013 | Politics

Susan E. Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations who lost out in a bruising bid for the job of secretary of state, may have the last laugh....

President Cain Gets the 3 A.M. Phone Call

Dorian de Wind | Posted 01.16.2012 | Comedy
Dorian de Wind

It's February 13, 2013. It is 3 A.M. The phone rings in the President's bedroom -- it has an urgent sound.

Six Lessons Mr. Donilon Could Learn From Reagan's Six National Security Advisers

Jason Saltoun-Ebin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jason Saltoun-Ebin

If the president and his chief of staff are old Irish buds, no amount of experience or competence is likely to persuade the boss to tell his chief of staff to change the way he does business.

Obama's National Security Carousel: Recurring Miscalculations

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Brenner

The transition from Jim Jones to Thomas Donilon as National Security Advisor is unlikely to change anything of paramount importance. Donilon is not an ideas man at a time when a fresh strategic perspective is essential for breaking from our self destructive behavior in Afghanistan/Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, Palestine and in the pervasive 'war on terror' generally. So long as General David Petraeus is allowed to call the shots with his legend on the line, and other senior administration officials are off on their own ego trips, costly miscalculations, as we've seen of late, will recur.

Gates Downplays Tom Donilon Objection Quoted In Woodward Book

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he works well with the man set to become President Barack Obama's next national security advise...

Marcus Baram

Tom Donilon Would Be A 'Disaster' As National Security Adviser, Robert Gates Reportedly Said | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This story has been updated Outgoing National Security Adviser Jim Jones once disparaged his replacement and current deputy, Thomas Donilon, for his ...

Tom Donilon To Be Obama's National Security Adviser

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House announced Friday that Gen. James Jones is resigning his post as National Security Adviser, making way for his top deputy, Tom Donilon....

James Jones: National Security Adviser Says Christmas Bomber Report Will 'Shock' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

While President Obama has already spoken about a number of issues that will appear in today's report on the Christmas bomber, National Security Advise...

It's Chow Time at the White House, Brother

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

What gays and lesbians are looking for -- and will be marching for on Sunday -- is nothing special, and that's exactly the point. It's what every other American already has: equal treatment under the law

Hypocrisy Alert: Cheney Relies on the Objectivity of the Justice Department to Defend Torture

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

The gall of Cheney's statements is that he was a key part of the administration that deconstructed the objectivity of the Justice Department, which he now relies on to defend the use of torture.

National Security Adviser: Obama Having Greater Success Taking Terrorists Out of Commission Than Bush Did

Political Punch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Responding to criticism from former Vice President Cheney that President Obama is making the nation more vulnerable to terrorism, the president's Nati...

Obama Launches Review Of Secrecy Policy

Washington Post | Carrie Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama this afternoon directed his national security adviser and senior Cabinet officials to examine whether the government keeps too much in...

James Jones: US Safer Under Obama

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's national security adviser laid out a sweeping rebuttal Wednesday to former Vice President Dick Cheney's ch...

Economic Crisis Is No. 1 Security Issue: New Intelligence Chief

AP | PAMELA HESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The governments of Afghanistan and Pakistan are losing ground to insurgents and terrorists but the most immediate threat to U.S. se...

National Security Advisor: Who is James L. (Revolving Door) Jones?

David Wallechinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Wallechinsky

In selecting James L. Jones to be his national security advisor, Barack Obama has chosen a former Marine Corps general who, at the time of his nominat...

It's Not Hillary, It's the Policy Stupid!

Tom Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Andrews

Obama should declare that seeking regime change in Iran is no longer the policy of the U.S. and initiate diplomatic contacts with the Iranian government immediately without preconditions.

Sam Stein

Obama Eyeing Jim Steinberg As Dep. Secretary Of State, Official Says | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama is leaning towards appointing former deputy national security adviser Jim Steinberg as his Deputy Secretary of State, a well-connected De...

Romney's New National Security Adviser: I'd Torture "In A Heartbeat"

Talking Points Memo | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Retired General James "Spider" Marks, who has just been named a new national security adviser to Mitt Romney's campaign, asserted in a 2005 interview ...