The Obama administration has seen another key player out the door. This time, it’s national security adviser James Jones, whom Obama thanked for his “sacrifices” in his announcement in the White House’s Rose Garden on Friday. Who’s next?
Here’s some scuttlebutt about Jones’ departure on Politico. —KA
Los Angeles Times:
“Given the multiple crises we have inherited,” said Obama, citing Jones experience as NATO commander and Marine Corps commandant, “he called on all of these experiences as national security advisor.”
Jones’ departure comes amid a larger turnover of staffers in the Obama White House this fall. Just a week ago, Obama announced in the East Room that Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel was leaving.
Several other changes in personnel are forthcoming, the result of what White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs called the “natural life expectancy” in the administration’s pressure-cooker jobs.