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Avril Haines Named White House Deputy Nat’l Security Adviser

WhiteHouseCIA Deputy Director Avril Haines will succeed Antony Blinken as deputy national security adviser to President Barack Obama after Blinken’s Senate confirmation as deputy secretary of state, Bloomberg reported Thursday.

Jonathan Allen reports that Haines has previously advised the president as deputy counsel for national security at the Office of the White House Counsel before she joined CIA.

Haines has also worked on treaty affairs and political military affairs in a role at the State Department‘s Office of the Legal Adviser.

She has also served as the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations’ deputy chief counsel for the majority.

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