(Washington) -- President Barack Obama has named Denis McDonough as the Deputy National Security Adviser according to a White House press release. The president made the announcement Friday after he praised McDonough’s work on issues of national security.
“I know that Denis will be indispensable to our entire national security team as we continue to protect the American people, and advance American interests and values around the world,” Obama said.
Prior to his appointment, McDonough served as Chief of Staff of the National Security Staff. He has also served as Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications and as a senior adviser on foreign policy issues on the Presidential Transition Team and on President Obama’s 2008 campaign.
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