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Biden Introduces National Security Team, Declares ‘America is Back’

Biden Introduces National Security Team, Declares ‘America is Back’

PRESIDENT-ELECT Joe Biden on Tuesday introduced the top national security officials he plans to nominate for his administration, pledging to form a team that will make Americans proud.

One by one, his picks for secretaries of state and for homeland security, the director of national intelligence, U.N. ambassador, national security adviser and presidential envoy for climate change – a newly elevated position – delivered brief remarks pledging their service to the country and expressing the honor and humility they felt in a manner that was perhaps most noteworthy for its lack of eventfulness.

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Though largely benign, their comments each were clearly aimed at a man none of them mentioned, President Donald Trump, but forcefully derided through thinly veiled assurances, effectively projecting the message that the adults were back in the room.
The tone largely focused on trusting science and verifiable information, and on serving the country, not the president. And they seemed content to focus on the coming four years, not the effects of the Trump administration nor the era that ends when the former reality TV star leaves office in January.

In opening remarks, Biden touted “a team that will keep our country and our people safe and secure, and it’s a team that reflects the fact that America is back, ready to lead the world, not retreat from it – once again sit at the head of the table.”

Antony Blinken, career diplomat and veteran of the Obama and Clinton administrations, recalled his multicultural background – his mother is French and he speaks the language fluently – shortly after Biden affirmed that his former Senate aide “will rebuild morale and trust in the State Department, where his career in government began.” Blinken also recounted his Jewish step-father’s surviving Nazi rule in Europe and ultimately emigrating to America…Read more>>

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