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President Trump to Nominate Kari Bingen, Robert Story Karem to DoD Leadership Roles

President Donald Trump has announced plans to nominate Kari Bingen, a policy director for the House Armed Services Committee, as principal deputy defense undersecretary for intelligence at the Defense Department, The Hill reported Tuesday.

The White House said in news release published Tuesday that Trump also notified the Senate on his plan to nominate Robert Story Karem, former Middle East adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney, as assistant defense secretary for international security affairs.

Bingen previously served as a senior policy analyst at the Aerospace Corp. and engineer at SRA International, which now operates as CSRA.

The Hill’s Ellen Mitchell wrote Karem is a former legislative aide to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) and former foreign policy adviser to Jeb Bush, former Florida governor, during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Karem also worked for House Majority Leaders Kevin McCarthy (R-California) and Eric Cantor (R-Virginia) as a national security adviser, the report added.

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