Biden signals shift from Trump with national security picks


President elect Jill Biden is tapping Obama administration veterans for top national security positions including longtime adviser Antony Blinken to be secretary of state lawyer Alan hunter my York has to be homeland security secretary and Linda Thomas greenfield to be ambassador to the United Nations with former secretary of state John Kerry S. is climate change envoy the appointments signal a stark shift from the trump administration's America first policies that disparaged international alliances career diplomats and other veteran government officials in a statement the Biden transition team describes the group as experienced crisis tested leaders will start working immediately to rebuild U. S. institutions and renew and re imagine American leadership to keep Americans safe at home and abroad and address the defining challenges of our time from infectious disease to terrorism nuclear proliferation cyber threats and climate change Ben Thomas Washington

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