(CNN) - President-elect Barack Obama will officially nominate members of his national security team at an event Monday morning, including Sen. Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, according to two officials.
The Obama transition team announced Sunday that Obama will unveil the full team at a press conference at the Chicago Hilton around 10 a.m. ET.
CNN and CNN.com will carry the event live.
The officials said Obama is also expected to finally confirm that he is keeping Defense Secretary Robert Gates in his current post, and plans to name retired Marine Gen. Jim Jones as his National Security Adviser at the White House.
Watch: Ed Henry discusses the security team rollout
Also, two sources close to the transition said Obama will nominate Susan Rice as United Nations ambassador, Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano as Homeland Security secretary and Eric Holder as Attorney General.
Launching Hillary at the world
Nov 18th 2008
The surprising idea that Hillary Clinton could become Barack Obama's secretary of state
"But if he gives the job to Mrs Clinton, he would be ceding a large measure of influence over the reconstruction of America's reputation abroad to a former, and perhaps even future, rival who he could find hard to control. “Never appoint someone you can't sack”, commented one old hand this week: and Mrs Clinton would be almost unsackable, thanks to her huge popularity among a large section of the Democratic Party and the status as an ex-president of her husband.
Her appointment would also marginalise Mr Obama's vice-president, Joe Biden, who, as the outgoing head of the Senate's Foreign Relations Committee, had been expected to play a big role in foreign policy. A secretary of state of somewhat less personal political stature, a Bill Richardson, perhaps, or even a Republican such as Richard Lugar, would have allowed the new president to maintain the primacy of his White House over foreign affairs. It is all too easy to imagine Mr Obama and Mrs Clinton disagreeing messily. Bill Clinton's complex web of business dealings (he has raised large sums of money from foreign companies and governments, both as a speaker and in order to fund his foundation) is also a potential complication."
Can we afford an amateur not long after Russian invasion of Georgia?
In movie, "The Remains of the Day", American Lewis said something that fits today very well. He asked all the famous lords and princes at Lord Darlington's mansion, "Can we afford to have amateurs handling such international crisis as Nazi's uprising? We desperately need professionals." Of course, his question was ignored. I don't think we are living in a much safer world than just before WWII. We should ask ourselves the same question. Can we afford an amateur as our top diplomat?
CNN you say my post is a duplicate. So why don't you post it?
thank god we will have hillary, she is great!!
I'm watching "After the Party" with the Conservative commentators who are claiming that Obama is just doing the "same old, same old" with his nominees, both Democratic and Republican; I beg to differ. He is NOT basing his choices on ideological stands but on the expertise and abilities of the people, regardless of party affiliation. Get over it! Obama is doing exactly what he said he would do - he's getting the BEST, regardless of affiliation!!
One more media event. Apparently, the Obama administration will be comprised of media events with no substance. And of course, the press will love him for it.
So far so good!
and now to welcome your new president of the united states – mr. barack william"bill" hussein jefferson obama clinton
Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.
looking good. Keep up the good choices and get some repubs in there . Don't forget Chuck, he is realy valuable and a friend you can trust and a repub.
The world is waiting , so show your stuff Hillary
"What we are going to do is combine experience with fresh thinking. But understand ... the vision for change comes first and foremost ... from me. That's my job," he said.
Wow .. this guy really thinks he is The One.
Excellent team.........I pray they succeed in turning the disasters of the Neo-Con doctrines around for the better.
God bless America and protect our troops
I thought Obama was going to be busy presenting evidence to the Supreme Court about his birth certificate and eligibility to become president.
For a number of reason it is disappointing to see the possible inclusion of Senator Clinton in the Obama administration. First reason for disappointment is said in her own words during the campaign for the Democratic presidential nominee: landing under fire during a friendly European trip with her daughter. This was not the truth as we have all since learned. What country in the world will not have some concern about her integrity?
The many scandals involving the Clintons that speak boldly and loudly for themselves. The bare knuckle anything goes politics employed by the Clintons may make any country, at least initially, intransigent in their position(s) regarding international alliances and policy.
During President Clinton's presidency he made some lasting good decisions, and some bad. Nobody is perfect, so mistakes are expected from any human being. But their tactics and long list of scandals and questionable dealings can only make one think that they must live in the biggest and best trailer in the trailer park on the south end of town.
There are valid reason why President-elect Obama would choose Senator Clinton as Secretary of State. But at least for me they do not out weigh the reasons I voted for him to be our president and our agent of government and political reform.
Go Hillary! You are da man...
Hillary deserves the position.She gave her all for the Democrats and Barack Obama.Thank you Hillary and congratulations.
The only ones I hear yelling about change are the MSM and the Republicans. I voted for Obama and I am fine with who he has picked so far.
I know where the change comes from. He is the one who sets the tone and the policy. He is the one that will collect the information and then decide which course the country will be set on. That's how it will be. So, that's where the change will begin.
Give it a rest people. Give him a chance to get his cabinet together and get into office. Then if things aren't right, we can yell then. But at least let him get in the door before we start yelling.
I'm trying to figure out what Senator Clinton's qualifications are for this position. I understand choosing General Jones with his thirty plus years as a Marine and as the former commander of NATO. Robert Gates was a CIA director and is the current defense secretary. What about Hillary Clinton? New York senator and former stay-at-home mom (okay, she did work at a shady law firm for a short while). A strange choice and one that may cause America problems later. What about an experienced Foreign Service veteran or someone with a heavy academic resume–or both? How about a less political and power hungry choice?
Good team go Obama/Biden go Jim Hall Kansas City Missouri. Now the only thing that we all can hope and pray is that the current village idiot and his cohorts will resign and go back to their caves before January 20th so Obama/Biden can take office earlier and clean this mess up Jim Hall Kansas City Missouri.
Excellent. I trust President elect Obama's selection for his cabinet.
Who's hiding Obama's aunt. She's an illegal immigrant living off taxpayer money in Public Housing.
But now she's disappeared somewhere in the U.S. and is being hidden when she should be on the next plane to Kenya.
Why is CNN not following this story?????
Senator Clinton is a good choice for secetary of state position she will improve our international image with foreigh nations.Bush administration lack this. President elect Obama got this choice right.
Hilary Clinton will be the best Secretary of State that this country has seen in decades Jim Hall Kansas City Missouri.
Hallelujah, we get to elect a Prez every four years. This is the beauty of a democracy :) Imagine being stuck with W for the next 30 years.
Either way the fixed Republicans will complain.