Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Obama’s Top Advisers – A Team of Expatriates

I came across a very interesting article from the January 26, 2009 issue of Newsweek on the importance of and value placed on the international experiences of many of President Obama’s top advisers. The international living experiences of retired Marine General James Jones (incoming national security adviser), Timothy Geithner (Secretary of the Treasury) retired Major General J. Scott Gration (potential NASA Administrator) and Valerie Jarrett (top Domestic Policy Adviser) and Barack Obama played an important role in shaping their view of the world and their understanding of and respect for different perspectives. Our diplomacy efforts extend well beyond the Department of State…

You can access the Newsweek article

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