Obama to name Susan Rice as national security adviser

President Barack Obama conducted a major shakeup of his foreign policy team on Wednesday, naming Susan Rice as his new White House national security adviser after she withdrew from consideration last December for secretary of state, Reuters reports.

Rice, currently the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and a longtime Obama confidante, will take over in July from Tom Donilon as the person who coordinates American foreign policy from the White House, officials said.

To replace Rice, Obama will nominate Samantha Power – a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, former White House aide and Harvard professor – as U.N. ambassador, White House officials said. Obama will make the announcements in a 2:15 p.m. ceremony.


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