Former Obama adviser says coalition can’t leave Libya until Gadhafi’s out
April 3rd, 2011
10:54 AM ET
3 years ago

Former Obama adviser says coalition can’t leave Libya until Gadhafi’s out

Washington (CNN) – Former Obama National Security Adviser Jim Jones said the international coalition in Libya cannot leave the country until Moammar Gadhafi is out of power.

Jones said the problem now is how to transition from the humanitarian mission currently underway to preventing the African leader from staying in power.
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Filed under: Jim Jones • Libya • TV-State of the Union
More White House shakeup: Donilon replaces Jones as security adviser
October 8th, 2010
11:52 AM ET
4 years ago

More White House shakeup: Donilon replaces Jones as security adviser

(CNN) – President Obama anounced Friday that retired Marine Gen. Jim Jones is stepping down as White House National Security Adviser and will be replaced by his current deputy, Tom Donilon.

The move has been long anticipated because senior officials say Jones never quite clicked with other key members of Obama's inner circle. Jones was not an active part of the Obama presidential campaign and two people close to Jones tell CNN that when he accepted the appointment in 2009 he only agreed to stay on for two years.
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August 9th, 2009
12:38 PM ET
5 years ago

Jones: U.S. believes Pakistani Taliban leader dead

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The United States believes Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud was killed in a drone attack, the president's national security adviser said Sunday.

"We think so," Gen. Jim Jones told NBC's "Meet the Press," adding, "We put it in the 90 percent (likelihood) category."

Pakistan's foreign and interior ministers said Friday the government was still waiting to conduct DNA analysis to confirm the identity of a man killed Wednesday in an unmanned aerial vehicle strike.

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Filed under: Jim Jones • Pakistan
June 22nd, 2009
02:12 PM ET
5 years ago

Jim Jones traveling to Afghanistan, Pakistan

WASHINGTON (CNN) - National Security Adviser Jim Jones is traveling to Afghanistan and Pakistan "to follow up on the implementation of our new, comprehensive strategy," a spokesman said Monday in a news release.

Jones will meet with host country officials, embassy personnel, coalition representatives and military commanders, the National Security Council release said.

In addition, Jones will visit New Delhi, India at the invitation of his counterpart, National Security Adviser M.K. Narayanan, as "part of our ongoing effort to further deepen and strengthen our key bilateral partnership with India," the release said.


Filed under: Jim Jones
November 30th, 2008
12:02 PM ET
2 months ago

Obama to unveil national security team Monday

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Sources say President-elect Obama will nominate Sen. Clinton as his secretary of state.
Sources say President-elect Obama will nominate Sen. Clinton as his secretary of state.

(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.

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