Jim Jones Outstanding National Security Advisor Choice

It’s official, General James L. Jones, chairman of the Atlantic Council, was appointed this morning by President-elect Barack Obama as the 21st National Security Advisor.

General James Jones at the Atlantic Council

General James Jones at the Atlantic Council

In “General James Jones: Seasoned Leader, Strategic Thinker, and Statesman,” The Editors of the Council explain why this is a superb choice.

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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.

Comments

  1. Triumph says:

    The Editors of the Council explain why this is a superb choice.

    Don’t drink the kool aid.

    Obama must have some plan to neutralize Jones by keeping enemies close.

    Given the fact that Obama pals around with terrorists and his allegiance to the US is questionable, it is imperative that we don’t rush to judgment about this pick.

    The guy is full of nice rhetoric and empty gestures–this pick should be interpreted as just another example of Obama’s vacuity.

  2. Jim Henley says:

    Triumph is correct about Obama’s desire to “keep[] enemies close,” which is why Obama will be announcing Triumph’s own nomination to head the Department of Education later this week.

  3. […] made Barack Obama’s national security team look quite short.  The notable exception was National Security Advisor designee Jim Jones, who at 6′5” towered over the […]

  4. Triumph says:

    Triumph is correct about Obama’s desire to “keep[] enemies close,” which is why Obama will be announcing Triumph’s own nomination to head the Department of Education later this week.

    What’s the pay?