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Senior State Department official tapped as new national security adviser

  • September 19, 2019
  • , All national papers , NHK , Kyodo News
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All national dailies, NHK, and Kyodo News reported this morning that President Trump has named Robert O’Brien, the State Department’s special presidential envoy for hostage affairs, as the new national security adviser, succeeding John Bolton. Both NHK and Kyodo News speculated that Secretary Pompeo was involved in this appointment and that his influence on U.S. foreign and security policy is likely to increase further.

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