Politico Morning Defense: Biden’s Pentagon pick in flux as transition begins

November 24, 2020

By Bryan Bender

Halie Soifer, executive director of the Jewish Democratic Council of America, called [the nominating of Anthony Blinken for Secretary of State, Jake Sullivan as National Security Adviser, Amb. Linda Thomas-Greenfield as US ambassador to the UN, Alejandro Mayorkas as DHS Secretary, John Kerry as Special Presidential Envoy for Climate Change, and Avril Haines as Director of National Intelligence] a “national security dream team,” applauding Biden for “assembling a team of highly competent and experienced leaders to restore the soul of our nation and rebuild America’s vital alliances around the world.”