Ex-national security adviser: ‘Direct line’ between Iran sanctions and Rouhani's election
December 1st, 2013
12:24 PM ET
5 months ago

Ex-national security adviser: ‘Direct line’ between Iran sanctions and Rouhani's election

Washington (CNN) - In an interview Sunday, Tom Donilon, former national security adviser to the Obama White House, traced a clear path between President Barack Obama's decision to implement sanctions against Iran and the deal brokered with Tehran last week.

"There is a direct line here between the sanctions, Rouhani's election, and their coming to the table," Donilon told George Stephanopoulos on ABC's "This Week."

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Filed under: Iran • Obama administration • Tom Donilon
June 30th, 2013
01:19 PM ET
10 months ago

Donilon: U.S. safer, more prosperous

As Tom Donlion ends his tenure as national security adviser, Fareed Zakaria looks back at his time in the role – and discusses what Donilon believes are his key achievements.

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Filed under: NSA • Tom Donilon • TV-Fareed Zakaria GPS
June 5th, 2013
07:16 AM ET
11 months ago

Obama's national security adviser to resign, Rice to step in

Updated 8:41 a.m. ET Wednesday 6/5

(CNN) – Susan Rice, United States ambassador to the United Nations, will replace Tom Donilon as President Barack Obama's national security adviser, a senior administration official said Wednesday.

The president will announce the personnel change Wednesday afternoon at the White House, an administration official said.
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Filed under: President Obama • Susan Rice • Tom Donilon • White House
Obama says bin Laden had 'support network' in Pakistan
May 8th, 2011
12:13 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama says bin Laden had 'support network' in Pakistan

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama says Osama bin Laden had a group of supporters within Pakistan helping to keep the al Qaeda leader secure for years, despite an American-led international manhunt that extended for nearly a decade with Islamabad's ostensible support.

Top U.S. officials insist Pakistan remains a critical U.S. ally in the fight against terrorism, but are demanding answers to troubling about questions bin Laden's presence in that country over the course of the last six years.

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Filed under: Pakistan • Tom Donilon • TV-State of the Union
Official: Obama OK'd raid based on '50-50' chance bin Laden was there
May 8th, 2011
09:06 AM ET
3 years ago

Official: Obama OK'd raid based on '50-50' chance bin Laden was there

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama gave the go-ahead for U.S. forces to raid a northern Pakistan housing compound based on "what was probably a 50-50 case that Osama bin Laden was there," his national security adviser said.

On April 28, Obama attended the last of several National Security Council meetings focused on finding and going after the al Qaeda leader. During that meeting, some advocated for the commando raid while others advised against it, according to National Security Adviser Tom Donilon, given there had been no clear-cut sightings of bin Laden by that point.

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October 8th, 2010
01:08 PM ET
4 years ago

Obama announces national security leadership changes

(CNN) – President Obama announced Friday that National Security Adviser James Jones is stepping down later this month. Jones will be replaced by Deputy National Security Adviser Tom Donilon.


Filed under: James Jones • Tom Donilon