Biden National Security and Cabinet Picks Include Obama Veterans and CFR Members – The New American

Presidential claimant Joe Biden (a candidate cannot be officially designated as “president-elect” until after the electoral votes are counted on January 6) announced a slate of top foreign-policy and national-security picks on November 23. Among his selections for top department positions were veterans of former President Barack Obama’s administration, several of whom are members of the internationalist Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).Much of this information was posted on the Biden-Harris transition website. The selections included:Antony Blinken for secretary of state; Alejandro Mayorkas for secretary of homeland security; Avril Haines for director of national intelligence; Linda Thomas-Greenfield for U.S. ambassador to the United Nations; Jake Sullivan for national security advisor; and John Kerry for “presidential envoy for climate.”Antony Blinken, a CFR member, was deputy secretary of state in the Obama administration from 2013-2015, when John Kerry was secretary of state. Prior to that, he served as assistant to the president and principal deputy national security advisor to former President Obama.

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