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'America is back': Biden pushes past Trump era with nominees

 

November 25, 2020

Carolyn Kaster – Associated Press

President-elect Joe Biden's national security adviser nominee Jake Sullivan speaks at The Queen theater, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in Wilmington, Del.

WILMINGTON, Del. - Declaring "America is back," President-elect Joe Biden introduced his national security team on Tuesday, his first substantive offering of how he'll shift from Trump-era "America First" policies by relying on experts from the Democratic establishment to be some of his most important advisers.

"Together, these public servants will restore America globally, its global leadership and its moral leadership," Biden said from a theater in his longtime home of Wilmington, Delaware. "It's a team that reflects the fact that America is back, ready to lead the world, not retreat from it."

The nominees are all Washington veterans with ties to former President Barack Obama's administration, a sign of Biden's effort to resume some form of normalcy after the tumult of President Donald Trump's four years in office. There are risks to the approach as Republicans plan attacks and progressives fret that Biden is tapping some officials who were too cautious and incremental the last time they held power.

https://www.startribune.com/biden-set-to-formally-introduce-his-national-security-team/573176321/

 

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