TITLE

Thomas Donilon

PUB. DATE
October 2010
SOURCE
Background Information Summaries;10/13/2010, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In October 2010 President Barack Obama named Thomas Donilon, age 55, to succeed General James Jones as his national security adviser. Donilon was already serving as Jones's deputy and, according to published accounts, had largely taken over much of the day-to-day operations of the position, such as briefing the president on security issues. Donilon came to his new position as a long-standing operative in presidential campaigns, including leading roles in two campaigns mounted by Vice President Joe Biden. In announcing Jones's departure and Donilon's nomination, to be effective October 22, 2010, President Obama described Donilon as having "a probing intellect and a remarkable work ethic." As national security adviser Donilon oversees a staff of about 250 people in the West Wing of the White House who analyze a broad range of issues, mostly involving foreign affairs, ranging from strategy in Afghanistan and Iraq to how to deal with possible nuclear threats from Iran and North Korea. Donilon, who holds a law degree, is a native of Providence, R.I.
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