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Joe Biden names picks for secretary of State, Homeland Safety chief, director of nationwide intelligence


(L-R) U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, Deputy Nationwide Safety Advisor Tony Blinken, Nationwide Safety Advisor Susan Rice and Secretary of State John Kerry hear as President Barack Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki handle reporters within the Oval Workplace on the White Home in Washington, November 1, 2013.

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WASHINGTON – President-elect Joe Biden introduced his meant nominees for prime nationwide safety positions Monday, assembling a workforce of skilled institutionalists to fill his incoming Cupboard.

Along with his beforehand reported plan to appoint Antony Blinken to be his secretary of State and Jake Sullivan to be nationwide safety advisor, Biden additionally introduced he’ll nominate Alejandro Mayorkas to steer the Division of Homeland Safety and Avril Haines to be the director of nationwide intelligence.

Linda Thomas-Greenfield, a profession officer within the U.S. Overseas Service, shall be nominated to function the United Nations Ambassador, a put up which shall be elevated to Cupboard-level within the Biden administration.

Biden additionally introduced he’ll title former secretary of State John Kerry as particular presidential envoy for local weather and place the put up throughout the Nationwide Safety Council, the primary time a excessive degree envoy for local weather has been formally a part of the NSC.

From a Biden transition workforce assertion:

• Antony Blinken, a former Deputy Secretary of State, shall be nominated to function  Secretary of State having beforehand held prime international affairs posts on Capitol Hill, within the White Home, and within the State Division.
• Alejandro Mayorkas, a former Deputy Secretary of DHS, who has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate 3 times all through his profession, would be the first Latino and immigrant nominated to function Secretary of the Division of Homeland Safety.
• Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, a 35-year veteran of the U.S. Overseas Service who has served on 4 continents, shall be nominated to function United Nations Ambassador and elevated the position to his Cupboard.
• Former Secretary of State John Kerry will battle local weather change full-time as Particular Presidential Envoy for Local weather and can sit on the Nationwide Safety Council. This marks the primary time that the NSC will embody an official devoted to local weather change, reflecting the president-elect’s dedication to addressing local weather change as an pressing nationwide safety subject.
• Avril Haines, a former Deputy Director of the CIA and Deputy Nationwide Safety Advisor, shall be nominated to function Director of Nationwide Intelligence and would be the first girl to steer the intelligence neighborhood.
• Jake Sullivan has been appointed Nationwide Safety Advisor and shall be one of many youngest individuals to serve in that position in a long time.

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