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DNI Statement on the President's Appointment of Ambassador Susan Rice as National Security Advisor

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

June 5, 2013

On behalf of the Intelligence Community, I’d like to thank Tom Donilon for his stalwart service as the President’s National Security Advisor. I came to know Tom as a demanding but fair consumer of intelligence whose rigorous analysis and intense focus kept us at the top of our game. I appreciate Tom’s long-standing respect for our nation’s intelligence professionals and his commitment to strengthening the Intelligence Community. As Tom moves on, I’m confident that his leadership as the National Security Advisor will continue to benefit our nation for years to come.

I would also like to extend my welcome to Ambassador Susan Rice. Susan’s deep expertise and experience on a wide range of policy issues will greatly benefit the President and our national security enterprise. On behalf of the Intelligence Community, I look forward to continuing to work with Susan in her new capacity as we tackle the many national security challenges that confront our country.

James R. Clapper
Director of National Intelligence

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