Friday, October 8, 2010
General James Jones to be replaced by his deputy in two weeks' time, president to announce
Barack Obama and his national security adviser, James Jones, at the White House. Photograph: Pete Souza/White House photo/EPA
Two senior administration officials say General James Jones is resigning as President Barack Obama's national security adviser, to take effect in two weeks.
Jones will be replaced by Tom Donilon, the deputy national security adviser, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the decision had not yet been made public.
Obama will announce the change today in a Rose Garden ceremony with Jones and Donilon.
The officials said Jones had planned from the start of his tenure to leave the position at about the two-year mark.
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