Pentagon spokesman John Kirby moving to White House

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The Pentagon's press secretary is heading to The White House We'll take questions John Kirby has long been a Pentagon fixture a retired two star admiral who was top spokesman for the navy a joint chiefs chairman and the Defense Department itself along with the State Department This is a repositioning of forces a person familiar with the matter says Kirby is leaving The Pentagon to handle National Security Council communications as The White House deals with several foreign policy challenges Kirby was said to have been in the running to replace press secretary Jen Psaki and will now work closely with successor Kareem Jean Pierre including occasional White House briefing room appearances Sagar Meghani Washington

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