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Susan Rice appointed U.S. national security adviser

  • Susan Rice, the United States’ permanent representative to the United Nations, was appointed as President Barack Obama's national security adviser on Wednesday.

    Rice replaces Tom Donilon, who announced his resignation after nearly three years in the post.

    Samantha Power, an Obama adviser, is to be nominated to replace her at the UN.

    Rice was previously seen as a contender for the role of secretary of state but failed to receive the support from Republicans in Congress over comments she made following the September 11, 2012 attack on the US embassy in Benghazi, Libya.

    Rice's appointment as security adviser does not require confirmation from the Senate.

    Tagged as: U.S. national security adviser, Samantha Power, Obama adviser, security adviser of Obama