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Report: Pete Hoekstra Emerges as Top Contender for Director of National Intelligence

Pete Hoekstra, the U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands, has emerged as the top candidate for the director of national intelligence position, The Hill reported Sunday. President Trump commended Hoekstra’s work in the Netherlands and his plans to collaborate with Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and other panel members to find a successor to the retiring DNI and 2019 Wash100 Award winner Dan Coats. 

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PACOM Chief Harry Harris to be Nominated US Ambassador to Australia

Navy Adm. Harry Harris, commander of the U.S. Pacific Command since May 2015, will be nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as ambassador in Australia. In a press release published Friday, the White House describes Harris as a naval officer who has “extensive knowledge, leadership and geo-political expertise in the …

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Daniel Rubinstein Named to US Envoy Post in Syria

Daniel Rubinstein has been appointed to serve as the White House‘s lead representative in Syria as Ambassador Robert Ford prepares to retire from the position he had held since 2011, Reuters reported Monday.  Lesley Wroughton and Bill Trott write that Rubinstein will travel to Syria later this month to consult …

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