Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, has been appointed to succeed Tom Donilon as national security adviser to President Barack Obama, the New York Times reported Wednesday.
Citing White House officials, Mark Landler writes Obama plans to appoint Samantha Power, a National Security Council official, to succeed Rice as UN ambassador.
Landler reports Donilon has been involved in forming the administration’s counterterrorism policies and the U.S.’ pivot from Afghanistan and Iraq to Southeast Asia.
He recently mediated a meeting between Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Southern California, according to the Times.
The role of national security adviser does not require Senate confirmation.