National Security Advisor Jim Jones Leaving, Will Be Replaced By Thomas Donilon

By: Friday October 8, 2010 7:53 am

Jim Jones, the retired general who became national security advisor in the Obama Administration, will resign, effective immediately. Thomas Donilon, the current deputy NSA, will replace him. Jones has kept a relatively low profile compared to other NSAs, but the story in the NYT reports that his comments in Bob Woodward’s new book may have [...]

McChrystal, Aides Blast Obama to Rolling Stone

By: Tuesday June 22, 2010 6:45 am

Gen. Stanley McChrystal and a coterie of aides in Afghanistan stepped out in a magazine profile in Rolling Stone, speaking of betrayal and mocking members of the Administration like Vice President Joe Biden. McChrystal also expresses “disappointment” over his first meeting with President Obama, and especially over the appointment of Karl Eikenberry as the top [...]

The Bloated National Surveillance State Folds In On Itself

By: Thursday January 7, 2010 8:44 am

National security advisor James Jones told the USA Today that the initial review of the attempted bombing of Northwest Flight 253 will give Americans “a certain shock.” The shock that Jones is referring to may come from the fact that US officials apparently knew about Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab while the Amsterdam-to-Detroit plane was in the [...]

NSA James Jones Denies Reports On Afghanistan Escalation

By: Monday November 9, 2009 7:51 pm

Earlier tonight I noted that a second report confirmed that President Obama has decided to escalate in Afghanistan with close to 40,000 additional troops. National security advisor James Jones is batting that down. Obama hasn’t received final options that he has requested, neither has he reviewed those alternatives with his national security team, said National [...]

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